Hudson River Pilots Association: Pilot -In-Training

The Hudson River Pilots Association is accepting applications for a prospective Hudson river Pilot-In-Training.

A prospective Candidate must be:

  • A citizen of the United States of America, not less than 21 years of age.
  • Or a good character and temperamentally suited to the demands of the Pilot service; and
  • Physically sound with normal visual acuity, color perception, hearing, and is free of any speech impediment

Applicants shall have satisfactorily completed at least two years of college level courses and have earned at least 56 credits in subjects approved Board of Commissioners of Pilots of the State of New York (Commissioners), Courses from the following list, when completed with a passing grade, will be accepted by the Commissioners as meeting requirements for the acceptance as a Pilot-in-Training.

  • College level courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry, meteorology, oceanography, physical geography, geology, psychology, economics, economic geography, government, history, navigation, seamanship, engineering, naval architecture, ship construction, computer technology and business.
  • Two years of English customarily required for a bachelor’s degree: and modern foreign languages.

The preferred experience of training for a candidate will include:

  • A valid USGC Mate and Master license of 1,600 GRT or greater, with radar observer endorsement;
  • United States Coast Guard First Class Pilotage endorsements for the Hudson River;
  • A valid Transportation Worker Identification Card;
  • Inland waterways, tug or workboat handling experience; and
  • A Maritime School graduate.
  • Not past the age of 37 at the time of application.

To apply, please visit

or mail resume via US Mail to:

Hudson River Pilots Association, PO Box 246, Staatsburg, New York, NY  12580

Applications should be submitted online or postmarked by 31 AUG 2019.

Select applicants will be contacted for an interview.





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