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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Introducing New Regulations for Pilot Bookings
On April 3, 2018, the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) will introduce new booking regulations for requesting marine pilots. The regulations will thus be formalized and merged into one set ‒ Regulations on Compulsory Pilotage.
Fees for 2018: Reduction in Safety Fees and moderate increase in Pilotage Fee
The fees for 2018 set by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, are noticeably lower than 2017. For 2018, safety fees are reduced by 8.5 per cent on average and the pilot readiness fee is increased by 1.9 per cent on average.
Automated control of vessels using Pilot Exemption Certificates
In November, the Norwegian Coastal Administration introduced a digital tool that improves and automates the process of uncovering compulsory pilotage violations. Monitoring compulsory pilotage, including the Pilot Exemption Certificate (PEC) scheme, helps ensure a high degree of safety along the coast.
Changes in local restrictions for use of Pilot Exemption Certificate
As of January 1st, 2017, Annex 3 of the Compulsory Pilotage Regulations has been updated. This will result in changes in local restrictions for the use of Pilot Exemption Certificate in several locations on the west and north coast of Norway.
Pilot Exemption Certificate – General exams now available for offshore navigators
Navigators that sail between supply bases on the Norwegian mainland and North Sea offshore installations can now apply for PEC-exam specifically for offshore-bases.
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