FCC Ship Radar Endorsement – Element 8 Online Exam

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The Ship Radar Endorsement product includes access to one attempt for the following FCC Element: (1) FCC Element 8.

This online exam has a maximum testing time of two hours.


Only boaters whose commercial radio operator license bears a Ship Radar Endorsement may repair, maintain, or internally adjust ship radar equipment.

Once you pass the required FCC Element 8 exam for this license, Mariners Learning System will electronically file your license application with the FCC on your behalf. To do so, we require that you provide us via email:

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Upon successful approval of the applicant's license with the FCC, applicants will receive an email from the FCC. The applicant will have 10 days to pay the FCC an issuance fee ($35 for most applications) to finalize their license, per the instructions in the FCC’s email.

With your purchase, you get access to (1) FCC Element 8 online exam for the FCC Ship Radar Endorsement. If you do not pass any mandatory FCC licensing exam, you will be required to re-purchase access to retest that FCC Element exam(s).

There are NO online course materials associated with this product.

You can also purchase the Ship Radar Endorsement (Element 8) Practice Test Book for an additional fee.

  • This practice test book contains the entire set of newly revised and updated study materials and FCC test questions.
  • It focuses on areas covered on the Ship Radar Endorsement final exam.

License Requirements

To qualify for the FCC Ship Radar Endorsement, you must:

  • Hold (or qualify for) a PG, DM, DB, T, T1, or T2.

  • Pass a written exam as described under the Testing tab.

Test Info

To obtain an FCC Ship Radar Endorsement, applicants must pass written Elements as illustrated in the following table: including holding a PG, DM, DB, T, T1, or T2:

test info table

Written Examination Elements For The Ship Radar Endorsement

Element 8

Specialized theory and practice applicable to the proper installation, servicing, and maintenance of ship radar equipment in general use for marine navigation purposes. To pass, an examinee must correctly answer at least 38 out of 50 questions.

Online Testing System Requirements

  • You must take the exam on a desktop computer or laptop (not a tablet ex: Chromebook)

  • You must have a working built-in or external webcam and microphone

  • Your Internet speed must be at least 2 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload. Determine your Internet speed by running a test at: http://www.speedtest.net

Room/Space preparations:

  • The lighting in the room must be bright enough so that your face and eyes can be seen throughout the duration of the exam.

  • Your desk/workspace must be completely cleared of all papers, books, and reference materials. In addition, please clear the entire room (including walls and bookshelves) of any materials that could be considered reference materials. Any suspect items seen during the initial room scan by your proctor will be flagged.

Ensure you adhere to the rules during your exam.

  • You MUST provide your valid government issued photo ID when requested.

  • You MUST remain directly in front of your webcam for the duration of the exam.

  • You MUST NOT have anyone else in the room with you for the duration of your exam.

  • You MUST NOT interact or communicate with anyone by any means while testing.

  • You MUST NOT use any other electronic devices (phone, ipod, headphones, MP3 player, another computer, etc.) while taking the exam.

  • Reference materials (papers, pens, books, study guides, e-mails, website, etc.) MUST NOT be used while testing.

  • You MUST NOT use any mobile device or have any mobile device within your eyesight during the exam.

  • You MUST NOT access other websites or applications on the computer while testing.

  • You MUST NOT intentionally disable internet connection while testing.

*Violation of any these rules will be flagged during your exam by the web proctor, and your exam WILL be marked as a FAIL, you will not be eligible for a refund and WILL be banned from re-taking the exam with Mariners Learning System.

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