The FCC does not administer commercial operator license examinations. To obtain a new or upgraded FCC commercial operator license, you must pass an examination administered by a COLEM. The COLEMs listed below are authorized by the FCC to administer examinations nationwide and, in some instances, at foreign sites. Contact a COLEM to obtain current location and schedule information. Upon passing the examination(s), the COLEM will issue you one or more Proof of Passing Certificates (PPCs) that you must include with your license application (unless the application is filed electronically by the COLEM).

Examination Managers Locations Element Fee Information

BFT Training Unlimited, Inc.
P.O. Box 2677
Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Contact: J. David Byrd
PHONE: 800-821-0906 or 707-792-5678
FAX: 707-792-5677

$75.00 per 1-2 exam elements, with a minimum fee of $75.00 per exam session.

Computer Assisted Testing Services, Inc./Comira
777 Mariners Island Blvd., Suite 200
San Mateo, CA 94404

Contact: Tina Silva
PHONE: 650-532-1917
FAX: 650-692-9307
Website: or

$60.00 for the first element. $30.00 for each additional element taken in the same day.

Electronic Technicians Association International, Inc.
5 Depot Street
Greencastle, IN 46135

Contact: Teresa Maher
PHONE: 765-653-4301 or 1-800-288-3824
FAX: 765-653-4287

$50.00 per 1 or 2 exam elements.

Elkins International/Elkins Institute, Inc.
P.O. Box 797666
Dallas, TX 75379

Contact: Laura Elkins
PHONE: 888-621-8876

$25.00 per element, with a minimum of $50.00 per exam session.

Exemplar Global, Inc.
600 N Plankinton Ave., PO Box 602
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Contact: FCC Exam Administrator
Details on FCC exams can also be found at: -
PHONE: 1-888-722-2440 or 1-414-274-2388

$65.00 for up to 2 exam Elements.

International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET)
3608 Pershing Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76107-4527

Contact: Mack Blakeley
PHONE: 817-921-9101
FAX: 817-921-3741

Fee: $50.00 - 90.00

Kennedy Point Maritime School
320 N. Atlantic Ave 6B
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

Contact: John Beasley
PHONE: 321-543-3241
FAX: 321-252-2144
E-mail: or

$60 for the first element. $15 for any additional element.

LaserGrade Computer Testing, Inc.
16821 SE McGillivray, Ste 201
Vancouver, WA 98683

Contact: Linda Small
PHONE: 1-800-211-2753, ext. 5203 or 360-859-1277
FAX: 360-891-0958

$60.00 for the first element and $30.00 for up to two additional elements per day. Computer based testing is offered on a daily basis throughout the year.

Mariners Learning System, Inc.
800 Denow Rd, Suite C # 330
Pennington, NJ 08534

Contact: Bob Figular
PHONE: 866-732-2278 or 609-303-0664

$75.00 per 1-2 exam elements, with a minimum fee of $95.00 per exam session. $50.00 for any additional element.

Marine Technical Institute
1915 S. Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Contact : Jack Krantz
PHONE: 954-525-1014
FAX: 954-764-0431
Website :

Fee: $50.00 for the first 2 Elements (minimum sitting fee $50.00) and $25.00 for each additional Element per sitting.

National Marine Electronics Association
692 Ritchie Highway, Suite 104
Severna Park, MD 21146

Contact: Cindy Love -
PHONE: 1-410-975-9425
FAX: 1-410-975-9450

$50 for the first two elements (minimum sitting fee $50) and $25 for each additional element per sitting.

National Radio Examiners
P.O. Box 200065
Arlington, TX 76006-0065.
UPS or Fed Ex: 2000 E. Randol Mill Rd., Suite 608-A, Arlington, TX 76011-8208.

Contact: Larry Pollock
PHONE: 800-669-9594
FAX: 817-548-9594

$50.00 for the first 2 Elements (minimum sitting fee $50.00) and $25.00 for each additional Element per sitting.

Sea School
8440 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33702.

Contact: Mary Foster
PHONE: 1-800-237-8663
FAX: 727-522-3155

$25.00 - $55.00

US Captain's Training
8256 S. Watkins Lane
Traverse City, MI 49684.

Contact: Neil Smith
PHONE: 1-866-293-9308
FAX: 1-231-946-5136

$75.00 per exam element. All exams administered online.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017