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General Radiotelephone Operator's License and Radar Endorsement

The communications and electronic industries consider the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) General Radiotelephone Operator's License (GROL) a benchmark of professionalism and experience. The GROL is the former "First Class" license and now is issued for the lifetime of the holder. It is the highest rating given by the FCC.

Many technicians obtain the license for the value a prospective employer places on it, as well as the promotion/advancement opportunities and the job retention potential in the event of a company mass layoff due to downsizing. Most applications involving air wave transmissions, regulated by the FCC, may require the General License for employme

Our GROL course includes Elements 1 and 3. Element 1 covers basic radio law and operating procedures that every maritime radio operator should be familiar with, and Element 3 includes electronic fundamentals and techniques required to repai, and maintain radio transmitters and receivers at FCC stations in aviation, maritime, and international fixed public radio services.

Element 8 (Radar Endorsement) prepares you to earn your endorsement for the installation and maintenance of radar systems.

In order to take our courses, you must be at least 18 years old and be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language, and have US citizenship or legal authority to work in the United States.

The Next Steps

  1. Fill out our GROL CONTRACT (or Download Form), which you may do online, then print a copy for your records.

  2. Then REGISTER AND PAY for your desired program.

  3. After you complete your registration, we will send you a confirmation by email, providing you with links to the online study guides and a keycode to access our online Test Center. The Test Center provides practice exams to help you determine your progress.

Questions? Then contact us for more information.