The Commission is not accepting applications at this time.
When Apprentice Openings are Advertised
The Board advertises openings and accepts applications for Apprentice Pilots according to the needs of commerce and interests of public safety. Openings will be advertised in two newspapers of general circulation for at least one week.
After you serve in each class for one year, you may apply to advance to the next higher class. The application will be sent to you several weeks before the year is up. To advance, you must submit:
- Application to Advance from Pilot License Class to Higher Class
- Non-refundable processing fee
- Merchant Mariner Physical Examination Report (Form CG 719K) by October 30 of that year
If you are applying to advance from Fourth to Third Class, you must also submit a Squat Certification.