and the member will normally be transferred during the next assignment season.
Suitable action for these unique cases shall be coordinated between the affected
command, the Coast Guard Personnel Command, and the Office of Cutter Forces.
Preparation. Thorough knowledge of the rules, obtained by concentrated study of
reference (a), is required to successfully pass the examination. Taking the Navigation
Rules correspondence course and/or memorizing sample test questions and answers is
not adequate preparation. However, a consolidated collection of all examination
This web site is maintained by the National Maritime Center.
Examination Ordering, Grading, and Results.
General. The Coast Guard Institute is the central data collection point for all
Coast Guard personnel taking the DWO Exam. They provide support to the field
by distributing examinations and answer sheets as well as grading the
examinations and reporting the results. The Coast Guard Academy and Training
Center Yorktown provide on-site test administration and forward completion data
to the Institute.
The individual's unit is responsible for administering the DWO Exam. The
unit's Educational Services Officer (ESO), or appropriately designated
alternate, shall order, administer, and return the examination for the
candidate. The unit shall follow strict accountability and security measures
DWO Exams are ordered from the Coast Guard Institute in the same manner
as normal correspondence courses. Detailed ordering procedures, including
course number, are contained in Education Services Officer Procedures
Volume II (List of Correspondence Courses), Institute Publication 1550.1.
Units unable to comply with the normal ordering procedures because of
operational need or short notice PCS orders occurring outside of the normal
assignment season should forward their CGI-2100 test request form to the
Institute via overnight mail. If overnight return is requested, the unit shall
include a specific address and either a pre-paid overnight return mailer or
cost accounting data to cover that cost.
Status Inquiries. Personnel should check Direct Access to determine when they
last took the examination (Home>Self Service>Employee>View> Test Results).