Important Information (Hot Topics)

Examinations for Certified Deputy Pilot Openings in the Ports of Canaveral, Miami, Jacksonville/Fernandina and Tampa Bay

Examination for Certified Deputy Pilot Openings in the Port of Tampa Bay

Examinations for Certified Deputy Pilot Openings in Port Canaveral and Port Everglades

Paperless Licensing, effective 10/04/2018

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation is excited to announce an advancement in how we license harbor pilots in the State of Florida.
The Department has implemented an innovative way to expedite the licensing process for harbor pilots. The Department will no longer be mailing licenses upon issuance, as licensees can now print their licenses by logging into their secure online account with the Department. This will allow new licensees to enter the work force at least 7 to 10 business days early, whereas, in the past, they would have to wait for the license to arrive in the mail. In addition to new licenses, this process will allow licensees to renew online and print the license at their convenience, as well as print duplicate licenses as needed without paying a fee.

The Marine Incident Report is now available online, in an enterable format. It can be accessed via the Forms and Publications link below.

Need Help?

All requests for publications, documents, forms, applications for licenses, permits and other similar certifications can be obtained by contacting the Customer Contact Center.

Division of Professions
Board of Pilot Commissioners
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0791

Telephone: 850.487.1395
Facsimile: 850.488.8040