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The Board of Pilot Commissioners is not accepting applications at this time.
The Board advertises openings and accepts applications for Apprentice Pilots according to the needs of commerce and interests of public safety. When openings exist, the openings are advertised in two Delaware newspapers of general circulation for at least one week. You will also be able to view much more details and instructions about applying for an Apprentice Pilot license on this website.
When there are Apprentice Pilot openings, you must meet the following conditions to submit an application:
You must hold either a:
All applications are submitted our online system DELPROS. We no longer accept paper applications.
In order to apply for a license or submit a service request, you must first have a DELPROS user account. To LOG IN or CREATE a DELPROS (Delaware Professional Regulation Online Services) use r account:
DELPROS allows you to save your incomplete application and return to it later to finish the process. You only have six (6) months to submit your application once you begin.
You may check the status of your application online throughout the entire application process by using the “View Application Status” feature in DELPROS on your e-License dashboard.
On the ATTACHMENTS page of your application, you may be instructed to:
The requirements for this license type are provided in the following section(s).
In addition to submitting the application and fee in DELPROS, you must submit:
The information provided on your Questionnaire will determine whether the Board selects you for an interview. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive a notification with your scheduled time. You are required to submit a drug screening report and a current (within past six months) physical examination, both of which are at your expense.
If you are selected for an apprenticeship, a Pilot Apprentice license will be issued. At the end of your apprenticeship, you must take a written examination. The examination will test your knowledge acquired during the apprenticeship. If you pass the examination, a Sixth Class Pilot license will be issued to you.
After you complete your Apprenticeship, you may apply to advance to sixth class Pilot in DELPROS online portal. After serving in each subsequent class for one year, you may apply to advance to the next higher class. Each time you are approved to advance to a higher class, you must submit your application and all other requirements in the portal before your official eligibility to advance date. In addition to advancing to the next higher class, you must also renew your license every year by November 30th. Therefore, it depends on when you get approval to advance as to what class you renew.
If you are applying to advance from Fourth to Third Class, you must also submit a Squat Certification form.