Apply for existing certificate vessel upgrade

You can apply for a vessel upgrade to your pilotage exemption certificate (PEC) by email. 

It must be emailed to or it will not be processed.

How to apply

Step 1: Application

Fill in the pilotage exemption certificate application form (1.2 mb) and submit to

Step 2: Pay invoice

The invoice will be sent to the address included in your application form. 

Please see the fees and charges page for further information.

Step 3: Pilot assessment

To book a pilot assessment please email and copy your email to

When you have completed two pilot assessments, you will be emailed a new certificate.

For more information on how to apply see the flowcharts below. 

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Last updated: 28 November 2017