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Marine Radio Operator's Permit

Marine Radio Operators Permit (MROP)

Make sure you have the proper certifications for operating your vessel. MROPs are required for crewed charters, large vessels over 300 tons, and those boating in international waters. Once completed, MORPs are issued for a holder’s lifetime.

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Description

Make sure you have the proper certifications for operating your vessel. MROPs are required for crewed charters, large vessels over 300 tons, and those boating in international waters. Once completed, MORPs are issued for a holder’s lifetime.

When is an MORP Required?

  • If your vessel carries more than a hired crew of 6
  • If your radio operates on medium or high frequencies
  • If you plan on sailing to foreign ports
  • If you ship station transmits radiotelegraphy
  • If your vessel is larger than 300 gross tons

Qualifications

To obtain an MORP you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a legal resident of the US (or eligible for employment)
  • Be able to receive and transmit spoken messages in English
  • Pass a written and/or telegraphy examination(s) as described below under Examinations
FCC Elements and Testing

About Written Elements

There is one element to the Marine Radio Operator's Permit (MROP) exam. All questions are multiple choice with four possible answers - only one of which is correct. Here is a list of the written examination element, the number of questions within each question pool, the number of exam questions and the passing mark. You need to get 75% of the questions correct in order to pass and qualify for a license.

Element Overview Questions in Pool Questions in Exam Passing Mark
1 Basic radio law and operating practice 144 24 18

When is an MORP Required

  • If your vessel carries more than a hired crew of 6
  • If your radio operates on medium or high frequencies
  • If you plan on sailing to foreign ports
  • If you ship station transmits radiotelegraphy
  • If your vessel is larger than 300 gross tons
FCC Elements and Testing

Qualifications

To obtain an MORP you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a legal resident of the US (or eligible for employment)
  • Be able to receive and transmit spoken messages in English
  • Pass a written and/or telegraphy examination(s) as described below under Examinations

About Written Elements

There is one element to the Marine Radio Operator's Permit (MROP) exam. All questions are multiple choice with four possible answers - only one of which is correct. Here is a list of the written examination element, the number of questions within each question pool, the number of exam questions and the passing mark. You need to get 75% of the questions correct in order to pass and qualify for a license.

Element Overview Questions in Pool Questions in Exam Passing Mark
1 Basic radio law and operating practice 144 24 18

Test Sites

Click the map to view our testing locations by state, date and time. We currently offer testing in the states that are dark blue.

What You Need to Know About Testing...

Mariners Learning System has Coast Guard approved testing facilities located throughout the country. Each student wishing to complete one of Mariners Learning System Coast Guard approved courses is required to pass a proctored exam to receive a Certificate of Completion. This Certificate of Completion will be accepted by the Coast Guard in lieu of taking one of their exams for licensing purposes. If a student fails one or more modules, he or she may test twice without delay of the failed modules. Those who do not pass an exam module after three attempts must wait a period of 45 days to retest. The student will be required to complete the entire course prior to being allowed another three attempts at each module. In this case the student must retest and pass all exam modules.

test locations

To sit for a proctored exam you are required to have a confirmed date and seat in the Mariners Learning System proctored exam room. Without this electronic confirmation you will not be permitted to test.

Testing dates/locations close 14 calendar days before the scheduled test date, therefore you must register more than 14 calendar days before the scheduled test date.

Students testing for the first time and also retest students must register via the online registration. Only students who are currently enrolled in a Mariners Learning System course are permitted to register to take a proctored exam.

When you arrive to take the proctored exam you will be required to provide the proctor with a copy of the electronic proctored exam enrollment form, a legible copy of your Coast Guard recognized photo identification, and your online final exam completion letter(s). These copies will be retained for our records per USCG requirements. The list of acceptable forms of photo identification includes:

  • U.S. Military identification card
  • U.S. drivers license
  • U.S. Passport
  • Official identification card issued by a State, or local government.
  • Official identification card issued by the Federal Government.
  • Law enforcement credential, with photograph of the applicant, issued by Federal, State or local government
  • Merchant Marine Document issued after February 3, 2003
  • Foreign Passport

In addition you will also be required to supply a copy of the Final Online Exam Completion letters.

testing

IMPORTANT NOTE: It is your responsibility to provide legible copies of both your identification and Final Exam completion letters. The proctor will not allow you to test unless these documents are provided. If you arrive to the testing facility without any of these required documents you will not be permitted to take the scheduled exam. No exceptions per Coast Guard policy. No other forms of identification will be accepted.

Mariners Learning System Proctored Testing Cancellation Policy

Registered students who are unable to attend their scheduled proctored exam are required to cancel their appointment for testing in writing at least 14 calendar days before the scheduled test date.

Cancellation for testing must sent to the Mariners Learning System staff in writing via email to Testing@MarinersLearningSystem.com and the student must receive written confirmation from Mariners Learning System staff in order for the cancellation to be valid.

If a student does not notify Mariners Learning System via email of their intention to change their confirmed proctored exam date at least 14 calendar days prior to the test date or if a student does not attend the registered test date, a $95.00 fee will be assessed the next time the student registers to take a proctored exam.

If a student does not follow the testing policy once again at a future test date, the student will be charged another fee of $95.00 when they reschedule.

As long as this policy is followed there is NO additional charge for changing a confirmed proctored test date.

Any student who has questions regarding this policy is directed to contact our corporate office for clarification at Support@MarinersLearningSystem.com