500 ton master training

Hello all,

Hope every one is well.

I have submitted my package to the USCG for my upgrade from 200 ton master to 500 ton master with near coastal rating.

Bought the Mariner Advancement solution that comes on a thumb drive. Any body else have used this? What I am wondering is if I should print some of the resources out? like maybe the light list and bowditch? Anything else?

For what it’s worth the NMC has most of the exam room materials in a list which you can download for your personal electronic library: https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/NMC/pdfs/examinations/exam_reference_materials.pdf

I haven’t used the program you are describing but lots of practice problems, from whatever source, is a good strategy. You can also get a sense of what is on the exams from sample exam page: https://www.dco.uscg.mil/nmc/exams/oceans_or_near_coastal_endorsements/

Good luck with your studying!

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Do you have a master of tow? Is so you will only have to take 3 modules instead of 7.

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If you get the 500 ton master that way (3 tests instead of 7) is it then just a simple sea time upgrade (i.e. no further testing) to step up to the 1600?

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As far as I’m aware, yes.

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