Re: OICNW certificate expiration dates?
You should review the approval letters from each course you take, but generally no. The exceptions are certificates "in lieu" of a Coast Guard test (which are one year), STCW classes that can be taken separately under the same course approval (like ECDIS & Navigation - courses must be taken within a year of each other to meet the Advanced Navigation requirement for C/M for instance), and Flashing Light (one year). First Aid and CPR are for original issues only. ARPA never expires, but if the course is also approved for a radar renewal, you must present that within a year, but it's still good for ARPA otherwise. At the end of the day, if NMC is flexible with anything, this would be it.
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