FCC License Sample Exams
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Use the chart below to select the testing element association with the FCC exam you wish to take.
|License Type||Testing Elements|
|MP- Marine Radio Operator Permit|
|PG - General Radio Operators License|
|DO - GMDSS Operator License|
|RG - GMDSS Restricted Operator License|
|DM - GMDSS Maintainer|
|DB - GMDSS Radio Operator/Maintainer|
|Radar Endorsement to PG, DM, and DB Licensees|
All tests are from the latest approved question pool.
|Testing Element||Date Approved||Public Notice|
|Element 1||6/25/2009||DA 09-1417|
|Element 3||6/25/2009||DA 09-1417|
|Element 7||12/10/2012||DA 12-1988|
|Element 7R||12/10/2012||DA 12-1988|
|Element 8||6/25/2009||DA 09-1417|
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First time test takers have a very high failure rate. This chart below illustrates the element, the failure rate, and the affected licenses for the sample tests here. Don't let the first time you sit for the FCC test be the first time you see it.
|Element 1||63%||MROP, GROL, GMDSS Operator, GMDSS Restricted, and GMDSS Maintainer|
|Element 3||69%||GROL, GMDSS Maintainer|
|Element 7||58%**||GMDSS Operator|
|Element 7R||75%**||GMDSS Restricted Operator|
|Element 9||68%**||GMDSS Maintainer|
|Element 8||74%||Ship Radar Endorsement|
|*Based on those taking the
sample tests here
**The figures represent the old tests.
Note: There are new question pools for Element 7, Element 7R, and Element 9.
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3/13/2002 10:26:10 PM
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