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Commercial Radio Operator License Program


Term of Licenses

The following licenses are issued for the holder's lifetime:

The following licenses are valid for a 5 year term:

These licenses may be renewed from ninety (90) days prior to the end of their term up until five years following expiration without having to re-take an examination. After the five-year grace period expires, applicants must retake the requisite written and/or telegraphy examination(s). An expired certificate is not valid for any radio operations.

Important Note: Effective May 20, 2013, First and Second Class Radiotelegraph Operator's Certificates will be renewed as Radiotelegraph Operator Licenses valid for the lifetime of the holder, and Third Class Radiotelegraph Operator's Cerficates will be renewed as Marine Radio Operator Permits valid for the lifetime of the holder.
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