Department of State: Division of Professional Regulation: Board of Pilot Commissioners

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Board of Pilot Commissioners


(302) 744-4500
(302) 739-2711
Mailing address:
Cannon Building,
Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904

NOTICE ABOUT APPRENTICE PILOTS: The Delaware Board of Pilot Commissioners is not accepting Apprentice Pilot applications at this time.

Objective and Function

The primary objective of the Delaware Board of Pilot Commissioners is to protect the public from unsafe practices. The Board must also maintain standards of profes sional compe tence and service delivery. To meet these objectives, the Board

  • maintains standards of pilot competency and standards in delivery of services
  • formulates rules and regulations
  • adjudicates complaints against professionals and, when necessary, imposes disciplinary sanctions.

The Board issues licenses to river pilots in six classes (first class through sixth class) and apprentices.

The Board's statutory authority is in 24 Del. C., Chapter 1.


The Board meets at least quarterly. At each meeting, the date and time of the next meeting are decded. All meetings are open to the general public and are held in the Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, in Dover. See the meeting calendar.


Last Updated: Monday, 22-Sep-2014 08:47:48 EDT
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