View all text of Subpart E [§ 12.501 - § 12.505]

§ 12.505 - Examination requirements.

(a) Before an applicant is issued an endorsement as QMED in the rating of oiler, fireman/watertender, junior engineer, pumpman/machinist, or electrician/refrigerating engineer, he or she must prove, to the satisfaction of the Coast Guard, by oral or other means of examination, his or her knowledge of the subjects listed in paragraph (c) of this section.

(b) The examination, whether administered orally or by other means, must be conducted only in the English language.

(c) Table 1 to § 12.505(c) provides a list of subjects required.

Table 1 to § 12.505(c) - Examination Subjects for QMED Ratings

Subjects Pumpman/
machinist
Fireman/
watertender
Oiler Electrician/
refrigerating engineer
Junior
engineer
General subjects:
Auxiliary machineryXXXXX
Basic safety proceduresXXXXX
BearingsXXXX
Care of equipment and machine partsXXXXX
Deck machineryXXX
Drawings and tablesXXX
Heat exchangersXXXXX
Hydraulic principlesXXX
Instrumentation principlesXXXXX
Lubrication principlesXXXX
Maintenance proceduresXXXXX
Measuring instrumentsXXXXX
Pipes, fittings, and valvesXXXXX
Pollution preventionXXXXX
Properties of fuelXXX
Pumps, fans, and blowersXXX
Refrigeration principlesXXX
Remote control equipmentXXXXX
Use of hand/power toolsXXXXX
Watch dutiesXXX
Electrical subjects:
A/C circuitsXX
BatteriesXX
CalculationsXX
Communication devicesXX
D/C circuitsXX
Distribution systemsXX
Electronic principlesXX
Generation equipmentXXX
MaintenanceXXX
Measuring devicesXX
Motor controllersXX
MotorsXXX
SafetyXXXXX
TroubleshootingX
Safety and environmental protection subjects:
CommunicationsXXXXX
Damage controlXXXXX
Elementary first aidXXXXX
Emergency equipmentXXXXX
Environmental awarenessXXXXX
Fire preventionXXXXX
Firefighting equipmentXXXXX
Firefighting principlesXXXXX
General safetyXXXXX
Hazardous materialsXXXXX
Shipboard equipment and systems subjects:
Air conditioningXX
BallastXXXX
BilgeXXXX
Compressed airXXXXX
DesalinationXX
Fuel oil storage/transferXXX
Fuel treatmentXXX
Heating/ventilationXXX
LubricationXXXX
Potable waterXX
RefrigerationXXX
Sanitary/sewageXX
SteeringXXX
Steam propulsion subjects:
Auxiliary turbinesXXX
Boiler fundamentalsXXX
Combustion principlesXXX
Condensate systemsXXX
Drive systemsXXX
Feedwater systemsXXX
Fuel service systemsXXX
MaintenanceXXXX
SafetyXXXXX
Steam fundamentalsXXXX
Turbine fundamentalsXXX
Motor propulsion subjects:
Air-charge systemsXX
Cooling water systemsXX
Diesel engine principlesXXX
Drive systemsXXX
Fuel service systemsXX
Intake/exhaustXX
Lubrication systemsXXX
Starting systemsXX
Waste heat/auxiliary boilerXX