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Commercial Radio Operator License Program

 

Commercial Operator License Examination Managers (COLEMs) and Fees


The FCC does not administer commercial operator license examinations. To obtain a new or upgraded FCC commercial operator license, you must pass an examination administered by a COLEM. The COLEMs listed below are authorized by the FCC to administer examinations nationwide and, in some instances, at foreign sites. Contact a COLEM to obtain current location and schedule information. Upon passing the examination(s), the COLEM will issue you one or more Proof of Passing Certificates (PPCs) that you must include with your license application (unless the application is filed electronically by the COLEM).

Examination Managers Locations Element Fee Information

BFT Training Unlimited, Inc.
P.O. Box 2677
Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Contact: J. David Byrd
PHONE: 800-821-0906 or 707-792-5678
FAX: 707-792-5677
Website: www.elkinstraining.com
E-mail: info@elkinstraining.com

$75.00 per 1-2 exam elements, with a minimum fee of $75.00 per exam session.

Computer Assisted Testing Services, Inc./Comira
777 Mariners Island Blvd., Suite 200
San Mateo, CA 94404

Contact: Tina Silva
PHONE: 650-532-1914
FAX: 650-692-9307
Website: www.catstest.com or www.comiratesting.com
E-mail: Tina.Silva@catstest.com

$60.00 for the first element. $30.00 for each additional element taken in the same day.

Electronic Technicians Association International, Inc.
5 Depot Street
Greencastle, IN 46135

Contact: Teresa Maher
PHONE: 765-653-4301 or 1-800-288-3824
FAX: 765-653-4287
Website: www.etainternational.org/
E-mail: eta@eta-i.org

$50.00 per 1 or 2 exam elements.

Elkins International/Elkins Institute, Inc.
P.O. Box 797666
Dallas, TX 75379

Contact: Laura Elkins
PHONE: 888-621-8876
E-mail: elkins.fcc@gmail.com

$25.00 per element, with a minimum of $50.00 per exam session.

Exemplar Global, Inc.
600 N Plankinton Ave., PO Box 602
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Contact: Mary Rehm, Manager of Learning and Development/Psychometrician - mrehm@exemplarglobal.org
Details on FCC exams can also be found at: - www.narte.org/h/fcc.asp
PHONE: 1-888-722-2440 or 1-414-272-3937 Ext 7625
FAX: 1-414-765-8661
Website: www.exemplarglobal.org

$65.00 for up to 3 exam Elements.

International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET)
3608 Pershing Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76107-4527

Contact: Mack Blakeley
PHONE: 817-921-9101
FAX: 817-921-3741
Website:www.iscet.org
E-mail: testing@iscet.org

Fee: $50.00 - 90.00

Kennedy Point Maritime School
320 N. Atlantic Ave 6B
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

Contact: John Beasley
PHONE: 321-543-3241
FAX: 321-252-2144
Website:www.kpmaritime.org
E-mail: johnbeasley1@msn.com or johnbeasley1000@att.com

$60 for the first element. $15 for any additional element.

LaserGrade Computer Testing, Inc.
16821 SE McGillivray, Ste 201
Vancouver, WA 98683

Contact: Linda Small
PHONE: 1-800-211-2753, ext. 5203 or 360-859-1277
FAX: 360-891-0958
Website:www.lasergrade.com
E-mail: Linda.small@lasergrade.com

$60.00 for the first element and $30.00 for up to two additional elements per day. Computer based testing is offered on a daily basis throughout the year.

Marine Technical Institute
1915 S. Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Contact : Jack Krantz
PHONE: 954-525-1014
FAX: 954-764-0431
Website : www.mptusa.com
E-mail: info@MPTUSA.com

Fee: $50.00 for the first 2 Elements (minimum sitting fee $50.00) and $25.00 for each additional Element per sitting.

National Marine Electronics Association
Seven Riggs Avenue
Severna Park, MD 21146

Contact: Cindy Love - clove@nmea.org
PHONE: 1-410-975-9425
FAX: 1-410-975-9450
Website: www.nmea.org

$50 for the first two elements (minimum sitting fee $50) and $25 for each additional element per sitting.

National Radio Examiners
P.O. Box 200065
Arlington, TX 76006-0065.
UPS or Fed Ex: 2000 E. Randol Mill Rd., Suite 608-A, Arlington, TX 76011-8208.

Contact: Larry Pollock
PHONE: 800-669-9594
FAX: 817-548-9594
Website:www.nationalradioexaminers.com
E-mail: colem@radioexaminers.com

$50.00 for the first 2 Elements (minimum sitting fee $50.00) and $25.00 for each additional Element per sitting.

Sea School
8440 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33702.

Contact: Mary Foster
PHONE: 1-800-237-8663
FAX: 727-522-3155
Website: www.seaschool.com
E-mail:hqstaff@seaschool.com

$25.00 - $55.00

US Captain's Training
8256 S. Watkins Lane
Traverse City, MI 49684.

Contact: Sue Smith
PHONE: 1-866-293-9308
FAX: 1-231-946-5136
Website: www.uscaptain.us
E-mail:info@uscaptain.us

$75.00 per 1-2 exam elements, with a minimum fee of 75.00 per exam session. $50.00 for any additional element.

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Last reviewed/updated on
4/10/2014.