Pilotage exemption certificates
Apply for existing certificate revalidation
You can apply to revalidate a pilotage exemption certificate (PEC) by email.
It must be emailed to email@example.com or it will not be processed.
You must revalidate your PEC before your existing certificate expires.
Your application will not be accepted if you apply after your existing certificate has expired.
If it has expired, you will have to apply for a new certificate instead.
Before you apply
To revalidate your certificate you must have all of the following:
- a certificate of competency that is:
- current as an Australian Master appropriate for the size of vessel
- a current certificate of recognition issued by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)
- or a current certificate of competency as Master appropriate for the size of vessel, not issued by AMSA but eligible for the issue of a certificate of recognition by AMSA through bilateral agreement with the issuing flag state a current certificate of competence or a certificate of recognition issued by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) appropriate to the size of the vessel.
- a valid certificate of medical fitness in accordance with marine orders part 9
- a record of trips demonstrating not less than 12 trips through the pilotage zones on the exempt seaman's PEC.
How to revalidate
Follow these steps to revalidate your PEC.
Step 1: Application
The application will not be accepted unless all documentation is submitted with the application and complete.
Step 2: Pay invoice
The invoice will be sent to the address included in your application form. Read about marine fees including PEC fees.
Step 3: Pilot assessment
You must conduct a pilot check run with a licensed pilot through the compulsory pilotage zones noted on your certificate.
Once you have completed the pilot check run, you will be emailed a new certificate.
For more information on how to apply see the flow chart below.
Last updated: 16 March 2015
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