I am getting to the point in my career that I am looking into getting my oceans endorsement, Im not really looking to go anywhere right now but I am not wanting to limit myself in the future if anything may arise that I would like to do. With that being said, I have my 3rd Unlimited N/C, A/B Unlimited and a few other little things and was told that if I want my Oceans Endorsement on my Unlimited License I will have to test at CG for it.
I was thinking about taking the class somewhere but was recently told that the class doesn’t teach you everything that you will need to know for the CG test to apply it to my 3rd Mate. Is this true? Also if there is a difference in the information, I assume that passing the test at the REC would not only apply the Oceans to my Unlimited license but any “Lower level” license as well?
If it is true, what is the information that is left out and where would I learn this?
I’m basically trying to discern whether this is simply “Boat Talk” or true.