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Mariner Advancement  QMED Oiler 4.1

This study material is for the older, but still current, USCG examination system.  Please read below for more information concerning the two examination systems.


Price:  $89.99




Mariner Advancement  QMED Oiler 5.0

This study material is for the newer USCG examination system.  Please read below for more information concerning the two examination systems.




Price:  $89.99



*****   Important.  Please read prior to purchase.  *****

If your sea time for your upgrade started prior to March 24, 2014, you will test under the previous examination system.   All of our current exam preparation material is designed for this system.  If your sea time started after March 24, 2014, you will test under the new system.  Also, in 2019 all mariners will test under the new system regardless of the date their sea time started. 

We are currently putting test material together for the new system and are aiming for June of 2015 to have this license preparation completed.  We will continue to offer software for both the new and the old system until 2019 at which time we will solely offer software for the new system. If you have further questions on how these changes affect your personal situation, please contact the National Maritime Center - (888) 427 5662. 


Exam guide prior to March 24 2014

Exam guide on or after March 24 2014



Mariner Advancement QMED (Qualified Member of the Engine Department) is examination preparation software containing questions in the general, boiler, motors, and safety sections which are required for the USCG QMED Oiler merchant mariner document.

See Products for screen shots and general information or download the latest 4.1 manual here to see all of the features available.

Any new additions to this software will be available as free updates for at least one year from purchase; these updates will be downloadable from our updates navigation bar at the top of this web page.  

The flash drive also contains an Engineering Resources folder that includes U.S. Navy training manuals.  These are in PDF format and include: Damage Controlman, Engineman, Fireman, Machinery Repairman, Tools, and Fluid Power.  Many of the coast guard questions come from these manuals.

If you are ready to purchase simply click on the "Add to Cart" button at the top of the page and PayPal will walk you through the transaction; your financial information is not shared with Advancement Software LLC. Once your payment is complete, you will be emailed a receipt for your  transaction, and we ship our products on the next business day from purchase.


  • Reduced question list.  All questions are hand picked by USCG licensed merchant mariner officers.
  • Each question provides a reference for the USCG book and question number.
  • The user has a choice as to the number of questions per test.
  • The user has the option to display all answer choices or only the correct answer.
  • The user has the ability to tag questions while testing and revisit the tagged questions through the tag question menu without having to search through the entire question database.
  • The user has the ability to go back through the current test questions and review questions already answered.
  • Full search utility of all questions and illustrations.
  • USCG released illustrations are provided in the software and loaded with each relevant test question.
  • Once you answer a question correctly Mariner Advancement(R) temporarily removes that question from the list. This allows you to focus on the more difficult questions rather than wasting time reviewing questions you already know.
  • Speech synthesizer is new to version 4.1.
  • Preview screens are new to version 4.1 which speeds up testing by allowing the user to determine if they need  to take the time to load the explanation or illustration in full screen mode.
  • The user can take the exams over and over with no time restraints, valid per user agreement.
  • Mariner Advancement(R) is distributed on a USB drive so you can take it with you.  Study on your vessels computer and study at home.  
  • Runs on most PCs with a USB port.  Please check system requirements below.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Seven, Windows 8 in the desktop tile. (Not compatible with Windows RT)
  • Mac with Microsoft Windows installed using Bootcamp or Parallels.
  • Latest version of Adobe(R) Reader(R) (available for free online from Adobe(R))
  • 1.0 GHz CPU, 1 GB RAM

  • 2.0 and 3.0 USB support

  • Mouse or compatible pointing device

  • 1024 X 768 Screen Resolution


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