Pilot Trainee Training Program
The Board of Pilot Commissioners administers a maritime pilot training program. Graduates of the program become Board-licensed maritime pilots. Entrance into the program is via a selection examination.
Pilot Trainee Training Program Selection Examination
The next Pilot Trainee Training Program Selection Examination is scheduled for June 12-17, 2017.
2017 Trainee Exam Press Release.
Download Application Here: 2017 Trainee Program Application (*Please note that the application is a fillable pdf document. Some internet browsers may require you to download the form in order to complete the fields.)
Applications are due by April 15, 2017 (postmarked.)
Examination Resources: Trainee-Applicant-Handbook (Reference List updated 01/26/2017)
Before submitting an application: The minimum requirements for entrance into the Pilot Trainee Training Program, are outlined in California Code of Regulations, Title 7, Subsection 213. Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications will not be admitted to the examination.
Board of Pilot Commissioners For the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun
660 Davis Street
San Francisco, CA 94111