§ 12.623 - Requirements to qualify for an STCW endorsement as Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) at-sea maintainer.
To qualify for an STCW endorsement as GMDSS at-sea maintainer, an applicant must -
(a) Be not less than 18 years of age;
(b) Provide evidence of -
(1) Successful completion of a training program that covers at least the scope and content of the training outlined in Section B-IV/2 of the STCW Code (incorporated by reference, see § 12.103 of this part); or
(2) Passing an approved GMDSS at-sea maintainer course; and
(c) Hold a valid Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certificate as GMDSS at-sea maintainer.