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Designated Examiner Resources



Michael LuhrThe new towing licenses require Steersmen to demonstrate proficiency in a variety of skills and tasks. This demonstration of proficiency must be witnessed and certified by a Designated Examiner. This page contains some helpful files and information for Designated Examiners. If you want to become a Designated Examiner, call us to sign up for one of our DE classes.


New Towing License Requirements (PDF)

Definition of a Designated Examiner (PDF)

License Renewal Assessment Letter (PDF)

Get Acrobat ReaderSample Letter for DE Renewal (PDF)

Sample DE Application Letter (PDF)

Resume Table (PDF)

Medical Standards NVIC 04-08 (PDF)

Proposed Rule Change for Radar Observer Endorsements and
Alternate Paths to a Pilot of Towing Vessel License (PDF)


Limited Geographic Licenses for Towing Vessels
Engaged in Fleeting Operations, Revision 1 (PDF)



Towing Officer Assessment Record (TOAR):

NVIC 03-16 Guidelines for Credentialing Officers of Towing Vessels (PDF)

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