I attended maine maritime and completed the Svo program and recieved my 500t mates, we sat for the 3rds unlimited test to get that license. can I sit for a limited exam to get my 500t or 1600t masters with appropriate sea time and experiance of course? some people at the acedemy indicated that upgradeing to a 500t or 1600t masters would not require testing, i think they are wrong but it would be nice to know some options
"If you tested for 3rd Mate after 2/1/2002, the exam for 3rd and 2nd were combined, so you would only take the supplemental plus a rules test (required if you haven’t tested ion a year or more)."
found this in an earlier post