This seemed like the right place to ask my question.
National endorsement- I have approval to test for cm/master agt oceans. I hold 2m and 1600t oceans.
Stcw assessments- need to complete them next trip out.
If I pass the exam will I be issued a mmc for cm agt oceans, but without stcw? Then after my next trip I can submit my assessments and get my stcw so I can sail Chief Mate?
Contractor on the phone at uscg could not answer this question.