FCC MROP - Marine Radio Operator Permit (MP) - Element 1 Online Course and Exam

The FCC Marine Radio Operator Permit (MP) is 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 marine radio operator online permit course and test through Mariners Learning System is a breeze, and once you do, your MP license will be valid for the rest of your life!

With your purchase of an MROP course, you receive:

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.

A hard-copy textbook is included with the Deluxe Edition version of this course

Registration for the MROP test, which you can take online through Mariners Learning System!

For all FCC Element examinations, you will be notified via email of your test results within three business days of taking your exam.

When you pass your (MP) exam, Mariners Learning System electronically files your FCC exam results on your behalf.


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 MROP 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 Radio 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:

  • Your MLS certificate of completion(s) for each required FCC Element
  • FCC Federal Registration Number (FRN)
  • Properly filled out and completed FCC 605 Main Form and Schedule E



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.



MROP: Marine Radio Operator Permit – MP (Element 1) Practice Test Book

With your purchase, you get access to:

  • 1 year's access to the online course and test bundle for the Marine Radio Operator Permit (MP)
  • One attempt of the online exam for (1) FCC Element 1 with a maximum testing time of two hours



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).



You can also purchase the MROP: Marine Radio Operator Permit - MP (Element 1) 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 Marine Radio Operator Permit (MP) final exam.



To qualify for an FCC MROP - Marine Radio Operator Permit (MP), 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 Testing tab.


Test Info

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

Exam Modules


Number of Questions


Minimum Score Required


Number of Questions a student can get wrong and still pass

8 wrong


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: 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.