Originally Posted by hooligan6a
I am in Jacksonville
Fl and I have to take my Captains License
exam. Any one know where I can get that done here?
I just renewed my license. All you have to do is to go to your own licensed physician and have him or her fill out the GG 719K form at the time of your physical exam. Make sure ahead of time that your physician has the device for the hearing test and the cards for the color blindness test. Why they test for color blindness each time I don't know because that does not change. Look for the licensing wizard checklist on their site.
I did not need to hire an agent to do all the paperwork for me. Although there are a few hoops to jump through, it is not very difficult. It is time consuming, yes indeed.
You need to give the CG up to 90 days to review your medical
form after submitting all of you license application paperwork. At the very least start your renewal 4 months before your license expires and start your first license application process 6 months before you need your license.
The CG could not recommend a certified medical
review officer to approve the drug test itself...only the drug labs that are certified by the CG...hopefully that makes sense. Google
was my friend in finding a medical review officer....which has nothing to do with my medical review, just the drug test. Yes, that part is a little confusing if you have not gone through it before.
The Coast Guard is really good at helping you on the phone
if you have questions, which I did because things change with licensing each time I go to renew. They seem to add a hoop or two or change the procedure for doing something each time I renew. But that's okay and understandable. Their requirements are spelled out usually very clearly in their licensing website.