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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 45. Board For Branch Pilots
Chapter 20. Board for Branch Pilots Regulations
9/20/2021

18VAC45-20-10. Initial licensing.

A. Any person wishing to obtain a license as a limited branch pilot shall meet the following qualifications:

1. Satisfactorily complete a two-year apprenticeship in a program approved by the board;

2. Satisfactorily complete a comprehensive examination which shall be approved by the board and administered by the examining committee of the board. The examination shall be in two parts:

a. Written; and

b. Practical oral examination;

3. Comply with the board's regulations and Chapter 9 (§ 54.1-900 et seq.) of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia;

4. Furnish to the board evidence of a satisfactory physical examination conducted within the immediately preceding 60 days. This examination shall include the chemical tests referred to in 18VAC45-20-5;

5. Notify the board of any chronic or acute physical or mental condition; and

6. Pay a licensing fee of $60. Each check or money order shall be made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia. All fees shall be nonrefundable.

B. Any limited branch pilot wishing to obtain a full branch pilot license shall meet the following qualifications:

1. Satisfactorily complete a five-year apprenticeship in a program approved by the board;

2. Hold a limited branch pilot license in good standing;

3. Pass a practical examination approved by the board and administered by the board's examining committee;

4. Possess a valid unlimited Federal Inland Masters License with First Class Pilot endorsement issued by the United States Coast Guard for the same waters as his branch. Any such federal license acquired after January 1994 shall include an Automated Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) radar certificate. A copy of this license shall be filed with the clerk of the board immediately;

5. Furnish to the board evidence of a satisfactory physical examination conducted within the immediately preceding 60 days. This examination shall include the chemical tests referred to in 18VAC45-20-50;

6. Qualify in accordance with § 54.1-905 of the Code of Virginia; and

7. Pay a licensing fee of $60. Each check or money order is to be made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia. All fees shall be nonrefundable.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-902 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR535-01-01 § 1.1, eff. November 30, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 7, Issue 5, eff. January 3, 1991; Volume 10, Issue 20, eff. July 28, 1994; Volume 15, Issue 9 eff. March 1, 1999; Volume 17, Issue 7, eff. February 1, 2001; Volume 23, Issue 9, eff. March 1, 2007; Volume 29, Issue 4, eff. December 1, 2012.

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