Sortie wrote:I concurwithSailor of Fortune, new process is far less complicated and streamline then previous.
In years past, one could call up a regional exam center, and ask questions about a renewal or upgrade.* Each center seemed to have a different way to interpret the regulations, and if you didn't get an answer you liked, you could simply call another center.* If you liked their answer, that was the place you submitted your application, since that was where the license would be issued.* That's all in the past now, as all license applications are reviewed at the same place.* For several years, they had trouble getting up to speed and issuing licenses in a timely fashion, but now it seems they have gotten their act together for the most part.* Is the application process less complicated though?* I'm not sure about that one, but I do know it's a lot of work, and the process is ever changing. Despite that, I say go for the license, it's very rewarding, and who knows what great adventures could result?.................Arctic Traveller