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FCC Licenses allow the holder to operate specified ship radio communication stations on commercial vessels. If your vessel sails to foreign ports, FCC commercial permits are required to comply with the law. Also, FCC licenses are required to repair and maintain all ship radio and radar stations and all coast stations.

FCC MROP Marine Radio Operator Permit (MP) licenses are required to operate radiotelephone stations aboard vessels of more than 300 gross tons and vessels that carry more than six passengers for hire in the open sea or any tidewater area of the United States. MPs enable the holder to operate radiotelephone stations aboard certain vessels that sail the Great Lakes, certain aviation radiotelephone stations, and certain coast radiotelephone stations.

FCC GROL General Radiotelephone Operator License (PG) qualifies the holder to operate, and make some basic equipment adjustments to, Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) radio installations. It also confers the operating authority of the MP license. A PG is issued for the holder’s lifetime.

The FCC Restricted GMDSS Radio Operator’s License (RG) qualifies the holder to operate and make basic equipment adjustments to Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) radio installations, but only on voyages that remain within twenty (20) nautical miles of shore. It also confers the operating authority of the Marine Radio Operator Permit (MP).

FCC GMDSS Radio Operator’s License (DO) qualifies the holder to operate and make basic equipment adjustments to Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) radio installations. It also confers the operating authority of the MP. A DO is issued for the holder’s lifetime.

The FCC GMDSS Radio Maintainer’s License (DM) enables personnel to act as GMDSS radio maintainers and perform at sea repair and maintenance of GMDSS equipment. It also confers the operating authority of the PG and MP licenses.

The FCC GMDSS Radio Operator/Maintainer License (DB) confers the operating authority of the DO and the DM licenses. By extension, it also confers the operating authority of the PG and MP. A DB is issued for the holder’s lifetime.

FCC Ship Radar Endorsement is for boaters with commercial radio operator license. Only boaters whose commercial radio operator license bears a Ship Radar Endorsement may repair, maintain, or internally adjust ship radar equipment.

Other Requirements

  • Be a legal resident of (or eligible for employment in) the United States
  • Be able to receive and transmit spoken messages in English
  • Pass the examination(s)
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Online Testing Requirements

  • You must take the exam on a desktop computer or laptop (no tablets allowed)
  • You must have a working webcam and microphone
  • Your Internet speed must be at least 2 Mbps for upload and download

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FCC License Prep Materials & Exams

Marine Radio Operator Permit (MP)

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  • MROP - Marine Radio Operator Permit (MP) Study Guide: This Marine Radio Operators Permit (MROP) practice test book contains the entire set of newly revised and updated study materials and FCC test questions and focuses on areas covered on the final exam.
  • MROP - Marine Radio Operator Permit (MP) Online Exam (Element 1): The MROP - Marine Radio Operator Permit (MP) online exam covers basic radio law and operating practice with which every maritime radio operator should be familiar. To pass, an examinee must correctly answer at least 18 out of 24 questions.
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General Radiotelephone Operator License (PG)

  • GROL - General Radiotelephone Operator License (PG) Study Guide: This practice test book contains the entire set of newly revised FCC test questions and focuses on areas covered on the General Radiotelephone Operator License (PG) final exam.
  • FCC GROL - General Radiotelephone Operator License (PG) - Elements 1 and 3 Online Exam: This FCC GROL test includes access to one (1) FCC Element 1 and (1) FCC Element 3 online exam with a maximum testing time of two hours for each FCC Element.
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GMDSS Radio Operators License (DO)

  • GMDSS - Radio Operators License (DO) Study Guide: This FCC elements 1 and 7 practice test book contains the entire set of newly revised FCC test questions and focuses on areas covered on the GMDSS Radio Operator's License (DO) final exam.
  • FCC GMDSS - Radio Operators License (DO) - Elements 1 and 7 Online Exam: This product includes access to one (1) FCC Element 1 and (1) FCC Element 7 online exam with a maximum testing time of two hours for each FCC Element.
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FCC Restricted GMDSS Radio Operators License (RG)

  • Restricted GMDSS - Radio Operators License (RG) Study Guide: This practice test book contains the entire set of newly revised FCC test questions and focuses on areas covered on the Restricted GMDSS License Test.
  • FCC Restricted GMDSS - Radio Operators License (RG) - Elements 1 and 7R Online Exam: This product includes access to one (1) FCC Element 1 and (1) FCC Element 7R online exam with a maximum testing time of two hours for each FCC Element.
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GMDSS Radio Maintainers License (DM)

  • GMDSS - Radio Maintainers License (DM) Study Guide: This GMDSS radio license practice test book contains the entire set of newly revised FCC test questions and focuses on areas covered on the GMDSS Radio Maintainer's License (DM) final exam.
  • FCC GMDSS - Radio Maintainers License (DM) - Elements 1, 3, and 9 Online Exam: This product includes access to one (1) FCC Element 1; (1) FCC Element 3; and (1) FCC Element 9 online exam with a maximum testing time of two hours for each FCC Element.
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GMDSS Radio Operator/Maintainer License (DB)

  • GMDSS Radio Operator/Maintainer License (DB) Study Guides: GMDSS Radio Maintainer’s - DM (Elements 1, 3, 9) Practice Test Book & GMDSS Radio Operator’s -DO (Elements 1, 7) Practice Test Book
  • FCC GMDSS Radio Operator/Maintainer License (DB) - Elements 1, 3, 7, and 9 Online Exam: This product includes access to one (1) FCC Element 1; (1) FCC Element 3; (1) FCC Element 7; and (1) FCC Element 9 online exam with a maximum testing time of two hours for each FCC Element.

FCC Ship Radar Endorsement

  • Ship Radar Endorsement Study Guide: This FCC license with radar endorsement practice test book contains the entire set of newly revised and updated study materials and FCC test questions and focuses on areas covered on the Online FCC Element 8 Test.
  • FCC Ship Radar Endorsement - Element 8 Online Exam: This FCC radar endorsement product includes access to one (1) FCC Element 8 online exam with a maximum testing time of two hours.
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FCC Individual Element Online Exams

  • Element 1 Exam
  • Element 3 Exam
  • Element 7 Exam
  • Element 7R Exam
  • Element 8 Exam
  • Element 9 Exam

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