The Board is charged with maintaining a list of qualified applicants from which
candidates shall be selected when the Board determines that apprentice pilots are needed. To compile the
list of qualified applicants, a committee comprised of four Board members - two licensed pilots, one
consumer, and one member representing the ship docking tugboat industry - is formed. The committee
reviews the applications of all eligible applicants. To be considered an eligible applicant, an
individual must have a current completed application on file with the Board office by the deadline set by
the board. A deadline of December 31st of even-numbered years is set for the submission of applications
to be considered for the next selection process.
The committee starts reviewing applications in the spring of the following year and conducts
interviews throughout the summer. The committee ranks them in the order in which they would be selected
if the need for pilots-in-training arises and submits this list to the Board at the October board meeting
held in odd-numbered years.
If the Board determines that pilots-in-training are required, the Board shall select them beginning
with the top ranked individual on the existing list. The lists shall be maintained for a period of two
years from the date it is compiled by the Board.