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MROP - Marine Radio Operator Permit (MP) Online Course & Online Exam

FCC Marine Radio Operator Permit (MP) licenses are required to operate radiotelephone stations aboard vessels of more than 300 gross tons and vessels that carry more than six passengers for hire in the open sea or any tidewater area of the United States. MPs enable the holder to operate radiotelephone stations aboard certain vessels that sail the Great Lakes, certain aviation radiotelephone stations, and certain coast radiotelephone stations. Taking the radio operator training course and test online through Mariners Learning System is a breeze, and once you do, your MP license will be valid for the rest of your life!

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Mariners Learning System makes it easy to study for your FCC Marine Radio Operator Permit (MP) test while you’re on land, sea, or anywhere with an internet connection! Once you’ve accumulated the knowledge you need to conquer your MP license test, you can take it online through the Mariners Learning System. Soon, you’ll be able to operate radiotelephone stations aboard vessels of more than 300 gross tons and vessels that carry more than six passengers for hire.

Our online students enjoy a high pass rate on our exams due to our intuitive and well designed courses combined with 24/7 access to online instructors and expert telephone support from seasoned mariners. There’s no better way than to earn your marine operator permit online!

Once you pass the required Element exam(s) for the FCC license that you are pursuing, 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:

What You Get

With your purchase of an MROP course, you receive:

  • 1 years access to the online course for the Marine Radio Operator Permit (MP) license.
  • A hard-copy student study guide is included with the Deluxe Edition version of this course.
  • Access to one (1) FCC Element 1 online exam with a maximum testing time of two hours.

License Requirements

To qualify for an FCC MROP license, you must:

  • Be a legal resident of (or otherwise eligible for employment in) the United States.

  • Be able to receive and transmit spoken messages in English.

  • Pass a written exam as described under the Test Info tab.

Test Info

To obtain an FCC Marine Radio Operator Permit, applicants must pass written Elements as illustrated in the following table:

test info table

Written Examination Elements for the MROP Test

Element 1

Basic radio law and operating practice with which every maritime radio operator should be familiar. To pass, an examinee must correctly answer at least 18 out of 24 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:

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.