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American Radio Association Membership Requirements



1600 Rabke Rd.
Canton Georgia, 30114
404 448-1564
  • Kelly Anderson – President
  • Barry Basel – Vice President
  • Cliff Walker – Secretary-Treasurer
    National Council Members at Large
  • Vince Marshall
  • David Inman
  • Richard Wolcott
  • Eric Weber
Interested persons may be registered for assignment aboard American Radio Association - ILWU, AFL-CIO contracted vessels upon completion of the following requirements and payment of the registration fee:
  1. USCG Merchant Mariner Credential ( MMC ) with the following endorsements: Radio Officer (or Electro Technical Officer), GMDSS Operator, VPDSD, STCW Basic Training.
  2. FCC GMDSS Maintainer License.
  3. FCC Ship’s Radar Endorsement.
  4. Valid STCW Medical certificate.
  5. TWIC – Transportation Worker Identification Card.
  6. Valid U.S. Passport (citizenship required).
  7. DOT Drug Free Certificate currently valid (preferably issued by ARA Plans Drug Testing Program).
  8. Employment resume for the past 5 years. With emphasis on electronics and information technology.