Pilot certificates

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​​Danish waters are divided into pilotage areas with various requirements for local knowledge and voyage frequency.

The information is available from www.lodstilsyn.dk.

See pilotage areas and requirements here.

Pilot certificates

In order to perform pilotage assignments in Danish waters, you must hold a pilot certificate valid for one or more pilotage areas.
Read about the regulations and apply for a pilot certificate.

Pilotage exemption certificates/PEC

Masters who meet the same requirements as regards local knowledge as those applicable to pilots may be issued with a pilotage exemption certificate.
Read about the regulations and apply for a pilot exemption certificate.
Overview of valid pilot exemption certificates.​


Safety of Navigation, National Waters
Frank Adler Gottlieb, Pilotage Superintendent
+45 72 19 61 77