To ensure that it consistently adheres to requirements in state law when licensing pilots, the board should do the following:
Revise its checklist for processing license renewals to include all requirements specified in state law, including evidence that pilots piloted vessels in the past year, and retain copies of pilots continuing education training evaluations.
The Board had amended its pilot license renewal checklist to include confirmation that the pilot has actively piloted a ship in the past year, and to include documentation the pilot has completed the periodic mandatory training within the past five years. (See enclosed.)
†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.
*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.