Element 1 – Basic Radio Law and Operating Practice



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Element 1 – Basic Radio Law and Operating Practice

FCC Element 1 covers basic radio law and operating practice with which every maritime radio operator should be familiar. To pass you must correctly answer at least 18 out of 24 questions on the final exam.

Element 1 is a required written exam element for following FCC licenses:

  • Marine Radio Operator’s Permit (MP)
  • General Radiotelephone Operator’s License (PG)
  • GMDSS Radio Operator’s License (DO)
  • Restricted GMDSS Radio Operator’s License (RG)
  • GMDSS Radio Maintainer’s License (DM)
  • GMDSS Radio Operator/Maintainer License (DB)
  • Radiotelegraph Operator License (T)

Complete Element 1

To complete the element work your way down the list below. You only need to get an FRN and fill out the simple application form once even if you are taking multiple elements. We use that information to process what ever license you are going for in the long run.

  • Study the question pool.
  • Take the Sub-element practices quizzes or skip to the Final Practice Quiz.
  • Pass the Final Practice Quiz with a 90% or higher to unlock the Final Exam.
  • Create your FCC User Profile and get your FCC Registration Number (FRN).
  • Call (866) 293-9308 or email info@uscaptainstraining.com to schedule your Web Conference.
  • During the Web Conference we:
    • Check your identity
    • Administer the Final Exam
    • Email you a simple application form to gather your information so we can submit your license application

Buy Your Next Element

We offer students the opportunity to buy FCC elements one at a time to spread the cost of the course over multiple payments. You may enroll in additional elements through our Shop. If you would like guidance at any point please do not hesitate to Contact us. We are here to help.