FCC GROL Certification

FCC GROL Certification

  • Dates: Wednesday, March 15, 2023 through 6/14/2023
  • Cost: $600  Units: n/a

This course is only free through special funding for District 4,7 &9

If you are in District 3, you may contact your Partnership Rep and request this class through Stanly Community College. Print This page to send with your request. 


A General Radiotelephone Operator License (PG) is required to adjust, maintain, or internally repair FCC licensed radiotelephone transmitters in the aviation, maritime, and international fixed public radio services. It conveys all of the operating authority of the MP. It is also required to operate the following:
- any compulsorily equipped ship radiotelephone station operating with more than 1500 watts of peak envelope power.
- voluntarily equipped ship and aeronautical (including aircraft) stations with more than 1000 watts of peak envelope power.

This course is only free through special funding for District 4,7 &9


About the Course

Complete the Course

Our recommendation is to take the General Radiotelephone Operator License (PG) Course one FCC Element at a time. Start with FCC Element 1 and test when you are ready. Then focus on FCC Element 3 and test when you are ready.

  1. Study the question pool.
  2. Pass the Final Practice Quiz with a 90% or higher to unlock the Final Exam.
  3. Create your FCC User Profile and get your FRN (FCC Registration Number)
  4. Contact us to schedule your Final Exam via Web Conference.
  5. During the Web Conference we:
    1. Verify your identity
    2. Administer the Final Exam
    3. Email you an online form to fill out
    4. Check the information provided for typos

Get your General Radiotelephone Operator License (PG) Official Copy

  1. We submit your application to the FCC.
  2. The FCC processes your application and sends you an email stating “The FCC Pay Fees System link below provides for electronic payment of required fees by credit card.”
  3. Pay the FCC a $35 fee and they issue your license.
  4. Download the official copy of your license from the FCC's Website.


To qualify for a General Radiotelephone Operator 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 the FCC Elements 1 & 3 examination

About the Exam

Term of License

A General Radiotelephone Operator License is issued for the holder's lifetime.


Registration open through 3/13/2023 11:59 PM

Things Needed

Reliable internet access, webcam, & email

Academic Institution

Advisor Contact: Holly Mcilwaine


Phone: 704-991-0345

8 Week Online Course

College Code: 011194

141 College Drive

Albemarle, NC 28001

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This is an instructor led course with all of the content being delivered asynchronously. This means all of the content is delivered via online using video lectures to view at your own time.