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FCC Ship Radar Endorsement - Online Test

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

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Mariners Learning System is your number one source for everything you need to be a boater. We make it easy to get your Ship Radar Endorsement because you can take the exam through our online school. Don’t worry about looking for a testing center. With MLS, your testing center is anywhere with an internet connection, whether on land or sea!

What You Get

Your fee includes one FCC Element 8 exam, to be taken online. The maximum testing time is one hour. You will be notified via email of your test results within three business days of taking your exam. If you need to retake the exam, there is no mandatory waiting period before you can re-test.

License Requirements

o 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 Test Info tab.

Test Info

To obtain an FCC Ship Radar Endorsement, applicants must pass written Elements as illustrated in the following table:

test info table

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:

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.