License renewal question


#1

Can you renew your license at anytime. I still have three years left but wanted to do so early? Does anyone see a problem with this.
Frank


#2

No, not unless you are going for a raise in grade. You can only renew up to twelve months before it expires.


#3

former contract evaluator,
does the NMC keep all my paperwork as far as seaservice letter and other military credentials that i originally sent in with my orginal endorsement application the reason I ask is because i want to apply for my 3rd assistant engineer.


#4

[I][quote=former contract evaluator;16493]No, not unless you are going for a raise in grade. You can only renew up to twelve months before it expires.[/quote][/I]
This is no longer correct.

The regulation that created the MMC also allows for renewal at any time. See 46 CFR 10.227(b), which states “[a] credential may be renewed at any time during its validity and for one year after expiration.”


#5

[quote=jdcavo;16511]
This is no longer correct.

The regulation that created the MMC also allows for renewal at any time. See 46 CFR 10.227(b), which states “[a] credential may be renewed at any time during its validity and for one year after expiration.”[/quote]

So that changed? I read the CFR you sited, So I could get a credential issued and 7 months later get it renewed if I wanted? Do you know why they made it that way?


#6

[quote=subs4life;16500]former contract evaluator,
does the NMC keep all my paperwork as far as seaservice letter and other military credentials that i originally sent in with my orginal endorsement application the reason I ask is because i want to apply for my 3rd assistant engineer.[/quote]

Subs,

They don’t have the room to keep every file on location so it was set up when I was there that after six months they sent them to archives in D.C. and they request it if it’s needed. That may have changed too. A lot of changes since I left three months ago.


#7

Hmm if that were the case I could get that 20th issue 3M pretty quickly…except they don’t do issue numbers anymore!


#8

It also mean you can apply while you still have seatime within the 3years(90days) for recency, and the one year every five for renewal right?