The Qualified Member of the Engine Department (QMED) is any person below officer and above the rating of coal passer or wiper.  The QMED is the engine equivalent of the deck department’s AB.


NMC Checklist for QMED
CFR Reference: 46 CFR 12.501

RECENCY: No recency requirement.


DECK & ENGINE EXAMINATION GUIDE: ESS 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4, 4-5, 4-6, 4-7, 4-8, 4-9. At this link, you will find two Deck Examination Guides.  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.   Note that successful completion of our approved QMED course satisfies the examination requirements for the rating.

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