CNS proctors FCC examinations. Most mariners are required to hold the Marine Radio Operator Permit (sometimes referred to as “Element 1”) and on vessels equipped with GMDSS the GMDSS Radio Operator’s License (“Element 7”). The FCC has posted the bank of examination questions for each of these on their website, but here they are in pdf format:
Element 1 (Marine Radio Operator’s Permit)
Element 7 (GMDSS Radio Operator’s License)
The testing fee for the exam is $80.00.