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 LocationsElement 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.

ETA International
5 Depot Street
Greencastle, IN 46135

Contact: Joseph Maher
PHONE: 765-653-8262 or 1-800-288-3824
FAX: 765-653-4287

$50.00 per exam session for up to 2 elements. $25.00 per additional element taken simultaneously. Electronic license application filing included.

Elkins International/Elkins Institute, Inc. 
1945 Hawken Dr.
Plano (Dallas), Texas 75023

Contact: Laura Elkins
PHONE: 972-612-0661

$40.00 per element - minimum $80.00 per session.
Up to 2 exam elements, $80.00, same session.

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

Contact: FCC Exam Administrator
PHONE: 1-888-722-2440

$65.00-$90.00 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

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 exam element. All exams administered online.

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

Contact : John Flanagan
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 
846 Ritchie Highway, L4
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 260196
Plano, TX 75026-0916

Contact: Allan Batteiger
PHONE: 972-412-5221

$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

$79.95 - $99.95 per element. Price includes an online course, online final exam, and application submission.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024