Marine Radio Operator Permit

To obtain a Marine Radio Operator permit,  you will have to pass the FCC written commercial element 1 exam.  The term of the permit is for the lifetime of the holder.

The following table shows the number of exam questions on the element 1 exam and the number of correct answers required to pass.

Marine Radio Operator Permit Exam Requirements

Element Exam Questions Correct Answers
1 24 18

The following table show the subelements in element 1, the number of questions in each subelement, and the number of exam questions that will be taken from each subelement.

ELEMENT 1

Subelement Questions Exam Questions
A 36 6
B 36 6
C 36 6
D 36 6
  144 24

Self-Study Program

1.   Complete the NC4FB Element 1 Self-Study program at the link below.  When you are consistently scoring 85 or higher on the sample exams proceed to Step 2.

element 1 self-study program

2.  When you're ready to take the element 1 exam,  use the link below to locate a COLEM in your area to administer the exam and process your license application.

locate a COLEM in your area

Good luck on your exam.  Send me an Email and let me know how you did.

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