Announcing a new Tell us what you think and help shape the future
Federal Communications Commission Logo - Click here to go to the FCC home page

Commercial Radio Operator License Program


Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit (RR)


RR holders are authorized to operate most aircraft and aeronautical ground stations. They can also operate marine radiotelephone stations aboard pleasure craft (other than those carrying more than six passengers for hire on the Great Lakes or bays or tidewaters or in the open sea) when operator licensing is required.

An RR is NOT needed to operate the following:


Term of License

An RR is issued for the holder's lifetime.

How to Obtain a License

Submit FCC Form 605. There is no proof of passing certificate requirement for an RR. Use the FCC Form 605 and the FCC Form 159 (fee processing form) to replace a lost, stolen, or mutilated license.

Return to Top Arrow Return to Top
Last reviewed/updated on