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PEC Assessor

Class 3 PEC exams are evaluated by a PEC Assessor rather than a Pilot. Shipping companies that operates vessels of sizes no longer than 100 metres, may use class 3 PECs. The vessel must be equipped with ECDIS and not carry heavy fuel oils, dangerous or polluting cargo.

Do you want to become a PEC-assessor?

Then you need to complete the PEC assessor’s course

The PEC-Assessors course

Length: 2 days
Place: The Norwegian Coastal Administrations (NCA) facilities, Flathauggata 12, Haugesund, Norway
Food and stay: The NCA will provide lunches both days of the course, other meals and accommodation has to be arranged by you.
You need to bring: a wifi compatible computer or tablet.
Course fee: 1250,- (covers refreshments and course material)
Payment details will be provided when you have been accepted for attendance.

Language at course: Norwegian

Book your course:

Click here to see course-plan and to book your seat.

The company application

Shipowners who want to use PEC Class 3 on their vessels must submit an application to the NCA to obtain such a permission.

The company sends the application by email to:

Application should be marked: << Application for company-approval for use of FB-class 3 >>

See the regulations § 10 section 3 for details on application design and required attachments.
Shortcut: Compulsory Pilotage Regulations

After the course - more training

I you would like to do more training like we did at the course, click here to enter the training-system for SafeSeaNet Norway


In order to attend the course you need to:

  • Hold a valid Navigators Certificate and,
  • Have experience of at least three effective years as officer of the watch on the Norwegian coast, and,
  •  Have passed a PEC-exam for class 2 or 1, and*

*= if you received your PEC before 01.01.2011 you fulfill this requirement even though you have not passed a PEC-exam.

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