Harbor Pilots Examinations

The Board of Pilot Commissioners specifies that the licensing examination administered by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation shall pertain to the management of vessels and a knowledge of channels, waters, harbors and ports where the candidate wishes to serve. Unless otherwise specified, questions will deal with typical merchant vessels, full-bodied and relatively low powered, rather than high-powered military vessels with fine lines.

State pilot examinations are scheduled on an as-needed basis. Deputy pilot examinations are regularly scheduled for March of each year.

Exam Dates Exam City Exam Location
March 8-9, 2018 Kissimmee Osceola Heritage Park, Exhibition Building
March 7-8, 2019 Kissimmee Osceola Heritage Park, Exhibition Building