1) Nobody knows what any government agency is going to do 2 years hense. Just look at Obama's healthcare plan or NYS's saltwater fishing license (both done deals until they weren't. 2) Could you imagine what a cluster would be created if every license holder had to drop and take a course, especially when they already meet STCW 95requirement "without further endorsement". It may become a reg for new licenses, but there's not a snowballs chance they wouldn't grandfather. 3) I'm on my last renewal so I'm sure not going to be concerned with it anyway.