ANNOUNCEMENT OF WASHINGTON STATE MARINE PILOT EXAMINATION FOR THE GRAYS HARBOR AND PUGET SOUND PILOTAGE DISTRICTS
On Monday April 8, 2024, the Washington State Board of Pilotage Commissioners (Board) will administer to qualified applicants a Written Examination to be followed by a Simulator Evaluation to those eligible. Applicants who meet or exceed the cut score set by the Board on the Written Examination and Simulator Evaluation will be placed on a waiting list to be called into a pilot training program as needed. Successful completion of a pilot training program is required to qualify for issuance of a state pilot license for the applicable Pilotage District. The Written Examination will be administered via live remote proctor in your local area and the Simulator Evaluation will be held in Seattle, Washington.
The objective of the Simulator Evaluation portion of the 2024 Washington State Marine Pilot Exam is to assess your overall skills as a captain. Simulator training or experience is not a prerequisite to passing the Washington State Marine Pilot Exam Simulator Evaluation. Limited guided simulation time (approximately 1 hour), as well as a broad outline of the skills to be assessed, will be provided to all candidates progressing to the Simulator Evaluation portion of the exam. The 2024 Washington State Marine Pilot Exam Simulation Evaluation is scheduled in the OSV (Offshore Supply Vessel) simulator at MITAGS West the week of April 22, 2024. In the event of technical problems or malfunctions affecting the OSV simulator prior to or during a Washington State Marine pilot applicant’s Simulation Evaluation, the Evaluation will be switched to one of the other two remaining simulators available at MITAGS West.
Exam Applications are available on our website at www.pilotage.wa.gov, or by written or e-mail request:
Board of Pilotage Commissioners
2901 Third Avenue, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98121
Any inquiries regarding the application contents or process must be made in writing.
The complete application must be postmarked to the Board office at 2901 Third Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98121, by March 1, 2024, unless prior written permission to file an application at a later time is obtained from the Board. If you wish to deliver your application in-person, please contact Jolene Hamel at either 206.515.3904 or firstname.lastname@example.org The 2024 Washington State Marine Pilot Exam and licensing process will be governed by and administered pursuant to Chapter 363-116 WAC. A copy of the applicable WAC will be included in the application package and is also available on our website.