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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

18VAC45-20-20. License renewal.

A. Each pilot seeking renewal of his license shall complete a renewal application, comply with the provisions of this section, and appear before the board or its License Renewal Committee which shall determine if he possesses the qualifications to be renewed.

B. Any limited branch pilot seeking to renew his license shall meet the following standards:

1. Furnish to the board evidence of a satisfactory physical examination conducted within the immediately preceding 60 days. If the branch pilot has not been subject to random chemical testing during the preceding 24 months, then this examination shall include the chemical tests referred to in 18VAC45-20-50;

2. Furnish to the board evidence that he has transited the waters embraced by his license during the preceding 12 months;

3. After three years of licensure as a limited branch pilot, possess a valid First Class Pilot License issued by the United States Coast Guard for the same waters as his limited branch. Any such federal license acquired after January 1994 shall include an Automated Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) radar certificate; and

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

C. Any full branch pilot seeking to renew his license shall meet the following standards:

1. 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 renewed or acquired after January 1994 shall include an Automated Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) radar certificate;

2. Furnish to the board evidence of a satisfactory physical examination conducted within the immediately preceding 60 days. If the branch pilot has not been subject to random chemical testing during the preceding 24 months, then this examination shall include the chemical tests referred to in 18VAC45-20-50;

3. Furnish to the board evidence that he has transited the waters embraced by his license during the preceding 12 months, and that he has piloted 12 or more ships during that time, at least six trips as a pilot within the first six months of the calendar year and six trips as a pilot within the last six months of the calendar year. Upon the showing of good cause, the board may waive the requirements of this subdivision when in its judgment the pilot is otherwise qualified;

4. Qualify in accordance with § 54.1-906 of the Code of Virginia; and

5. Pay a license renewal 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 § 2.1, 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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