ANNOUNCEMENT OF

SOUTHEAST ALASKA PILOTS’ ASSOCIATION

ENTRANCE EXAMINATION

Applicants must hold a US Coast Guard issued license.

This is an early announcement that on Monday, March 3, 2025, the SE Alaska Pilots’ Association (SEAPA) will administer to qualified applicants a remotely proctored Written Examination to be followed by a Simulator Evaluation to those eligible.

The Simulator Evaluation will be held during the week of March31st – April 4th, at MITAGS West in Seattle, Washington.

Applicants who meet or exceed the cut score on the Written Examination and the Simulator Evaluation will be placed on a waiting list to be called into the pilot training program as needed. Successful completion of the pilot training program is required to qualify for issuance of a state pilot license.

The Written Examination will be computer-based, utilizing the Surpass test platform. Examinees will take the exam in a location of their choosing, as long as the environment meets the requirements set forth in the 2025 Remote Proctoring Guidelines, which will be provided to aspirants following their approval to test. (We have moved to a remotely proctored exam so that mariners on ships that have computer platforms that meet the remote proctoring guidelines will be able to take the test while onboard their vessel.)

Address any initial questions you might have to seapa.exam@gmail.com. It may take some time for us to reply as we are in the middle of our busy season and, as we are in the process of updating all exam information, we might be waiting for the final details before responding. Also, please do NOT contact the main SEAPA office with any questions regarding the exam.

Bookmark this page and check back often as we will be updating and adding more information, including more details on the examination process and deadlines, an updated bibliography, updated FAQ, and a full guide to the application and examination process.

Update 7.17.24 We have updated the Application form and it can now either be filled out electronically, or printed and filled out by hand.

 

SEAPA Application rev 7.17.24

CONCENTRA PHYSICAL AGILITY FORM

PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST EXTENSION

EXAM BIBLIOGRAPHY

PILOTAGE PACKAGE

SEAPA TRAINING PROGRAM VOLUME 1

SEAPA TRAINING PROGRAM VOLUME 2

ALASKA MARINE PILOT REGULATIONS

BRIDGEMASTER

ABB