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    Hey Guys,
    I was just wondering, what have people been experiencing lately with the NMC for a general turn-around period on credentials/upgrades, etc.? I'm not really in a hurry at the moment I'm just sort of curious about when I might expect to hear something from the good old USCG. I put in for an upgrade and a new endorsement about 3 weeks or a month ago roughly. According to the "homeport" website, where you can track your application progress, they only just got my application into their system yesterday. I'm sure I won't have my hands on the goods for many more weeks to come but I wanted to see what you fine gentlemen have been getting from them recently.


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    I just upgraded my license. Emailed all docs on Dec 12 and had license in hand around the 15th of Jan. it took 3 weeks for the REC to forward my stuff to NMC. Straightforward upgrade and no testing.
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    Just checked and it was the 12th I got my license. So it took a month including the 3 week wait for the REC. hope that gives an idea. Also I was told that the REC'a were backed up, but the NMC pushed it right through
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    Quote Originally Posted by brjones View Post
    Just checked and it was the 12th I got my license. So it took a month including the 3 week wait for the REC. hope that gives an idea. Also I was told that the REC'a were backed up, but the NMC pushed it right through
    Good to know, thanks for filling me in. Since the REC just got mine yesterday I guess I'm looking at about a month or so from now till I have it in hand. I also heard myself that processing-wise they have been pretty backed up lately so I won't be holding my breath for results any time soon.
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    As I was a walkin' down London Road I come to Paddy West's house. He gave me a feed of "American hash" and he called it "Liverpool Scouse". He said, "There's a ship who's wantin' hands, and on 'er ye'll quickly sign! The mate is a bastard, the bos'un's worse but she will suit ye' fine!
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    3 weeks to get from the REC to the NMC?? Where did you send it? I sent my packet to Boston on the 16th and it's already through Medical at the NMC as of today. A woman at the NMC told me that New Orleans and Miami had a big backlog though.
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    Its taking 3-4 weeks with no issues for approvals and upgrades. Just jumped thru the hoops again up to Boston.
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    I'm at 2 and a half weeks and REC Charleston hasn't sent mine to the NMC.
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    I don't know who that guy is that went from REC Boston to the NMC in 9 days but I'd like to be him right now. My application has been languishing in Boston since the 23rd, and that was around 3 weeks or a month after I sent it in. Not the longest wait by any means, but I wish they'd get off their hind quarters.
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    When I spoke to NMC last week they said a few REC are a week or two behind due to some internal changes
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    Just received an email from the USCG a few moments ago saying that my application has been forwarded from REC Boston to the NMC! Saddle up boys, we're on the move!
    "And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by..."
    As I was a walkin' down London Road I come to Paddy West's house. He gave me a feed of "American hash" and he called it "Liverpool Scouse". He said, "There's a ship who's wantin' hands, and on 'er ye'll quickly sign! The mate is a bastard, the bos'un's worse but she will suit ye' fine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaddyWest2012
    I don't know who that guy is that went from REC Boston to the NMC in 9 days but I'd like to be him right now. My application has been languishing in Boston since the 23rd, and that was around 3 weeks or a month after I sent it in. Not the longest wait by any means, but I wish they'd get off their hind quarters.
    That's me, but don't feel bad. The NMC is claiming that my certificates for STAR Center aren't good enough so I'm in a big run around with my evaluator. Apparently this isn't the first time this person doesn't like STAR Center certificates.
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