[QUOTE=Seaya2014;152662]I’m currently going to sea school for a 6 pack license with an upgrade to 100 ton. I’m starting to worry about the medical review with having been diagnosed as having bipolar 5 years ago. In the past year I obtained a OS credential and had no problems passing the medical review after a letter from the doctor. I know the two credentisls are completely different but the disorder had been well controlled over the past 5 years and Im pretty set on making the maritime industry my career. Any help or insight into this would be greatly appreciated.
See page 28 of Enclosure (3) to NVIC 04-08. When you apply, you will need to provide:
Psychiatrist or clinical psychologist clinical status report documenting the diagnosis (DSM Axis I)
and addressing any disturbances of thought, recurrent episodes, and psychotropic medication(s)
to include documenting the period of use, name and dosage of any medication(s) and side-effects.
The Master 100 course takes the place of the Coast Guard exam. You can apply without it, and if you meet all other requirements other than testing, including medical, you can be approved to test for the endorsement., You can then take the course and use it instead of taking the Coast Guard test. By applying first you can get a definitive answer on the medical issue before taking the course.