If you are an operator of a charter vessel on non-navigable waters, you will need to apply for a Charter Vessel Operating License through L&I.
If you are an operator of a charter vessel on navigable waters you will need to apply for an Operator's License through the United States Coast Guard.
A physical examination will be required in either case.
You may request an application for a Charter Vessel Operator's License by calling 360-902-5568 or download it here:
Application for Charter Boat Operator's License (81 KB PDF) (F416-034-000).
Physical Examination Form (77 KB PDF) (F416-056-000).
To obtain a Coast Guard permit, call 206-220-7270.
E-mail a Specialist if you have questions about getting a Charter Vessel Operator's License or contact the Charter Vessel Certification desk at 360-902-5568.
WAC 296-115 - Safety Requirements for Charter Boats.
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