Not a renewal, but a raise in grade and submission of the Leadership and managerial skills course certificate, to remove limitation from STCW.
6-29 Submitted to Toledo REC via email
Toledo confirmed receipt 5 mins later
7-7 Toledo sent to USCG NMC
7-15 Passed Safety & Suitability and medical screening
7-23 being evaluated
7-28 Approved to Test
7-31 Tested at Toledo REC
8-11 Approved for issuance
8-13 I viewed my credential online through the NMC credential verification page and found the USCG did not remove the " Not valid after December 31st, 2016" from my stcw endorsement, even though I submitted the course certificate from the leadership and managerial skills course, and specifically asked to have it removed on the application. I contacted the NMC via their Live Chat and they said they would look into it.
8-17 Being re-evaluated, approved for issuance
8-18 Issued and mailed
8-20 Received 1st MMC with limitations on it.
8-26 Finally received correct MMC in mail.
So just under two months. Hopefully they can speed things up and not make silly mistakes for everyone who is upgrading and/or submitting their Leadership and managerial skills course certificate.