Designated Duty Engineer: National

Authority

The Designated Duty Engineer credential is issued with three levels of horsepower limitations. The DDE can only serve as the engineer of record on vessels less than 500 GRT. The DDE Any Horsepower may act as engineer on any waters. The DDE 4000 HP and 1000 HP allow the holder to serve as Chief Engineer on Near Coastal and Inland Waters.   Note that successful completion of our approved Designated Duty Engineer Class satisfies the requirements for the examination for DDE of limited horsepower.

Requirements

NMC Checklist for Designated Duty Engineer
CFR Reference: 46 CFR 11.524

RECENCY: 90 days in the past 3 years on vessels of appropriate tonnage

DECK DEPARTMENT EXPERIENCE on vessels of appropriate tonnage may substitute for up to 25% or 180 days (whichever is less) of the required service (may be applied towards recency).

Examinations

DECK AND ENGINE EXAMINATION GUIDE: ESS 2-1, 2-2, 2-9. At this link, you will find two Deck & Engine Examination Guide.  If your qualifying service for the license began before March 24, 2014, you may opt to be examined under the procedures of the old Deck Examination Guide.

To Apply for the Credential

Application Procedure

 Credential Assistance

If you need help determining your eligibility or completing your application, please email us at Credential Assistance.