Business Tips and Useful Links

To start and operate your professional practice or business there are a number of requirements and concerns, in addition to your licensure, that you will need to address. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation has compiled a general list of these matters to support you in your efforts to become a successful Florida professional. Please contact the entities noted below for detailed information:

U.S. Coast Guard
Maritime branch of the United States military with law enforcement, regulatory, and diplomatic responsibilities

Florida Harbor Pilots Association
Industry association representing harbor pilot licensees

New deputy pilots should contact the Department to ensure that their temporary certificate has been issued.

Please note that the foregoing is a general list of requirements and concerns and there may be additional matters that your profession requires. You may wish to consult an attorney or certified public accountant.

Need Help?

All requests for publications, documents, forms, applications for licenses, permits and other similar certifications can be obtained by contacting the Customer Contact Center.

Division of Professions
Board of Pilot Commissioners
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0791

Telephone: 850.487.1395
Facsimile: 850.488.8040