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FCC Licensing Exams

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As of April 19, 2022, the FCC has implemented application fees for licensing services. Once your exam results are uploaded to the FCC database you will receive a link directly from the FCC for the $35 fee. This fee is not included in your initial order and will need to be paid to the FCC in order for you to receive your license.

Before you sign up for an FCC Element Exam, you must create an FCC user profile and FRN (registration number).
Click here to view a video that will walk through the process of creating the FCC user profile and FRN.

FCC Licensing Exam Methods

As an FCC designated Commercial Operator License Examination Manager (COLEM), iNARTE Exemplar Global administers Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licensing exams online and at over 190 locations worldwide.

Our new online examination process allows you to take any of our FCC exams from any computer (with internet access, a webcam, and a microphone) from any location at any time. This means you can take the exam from your home, workplace, or anywhere else that is convenient for you.

We also have an extensive exam center network that allows you take any of our exams at more than 190 test center locations worldwide. An additional exam proctor fee applies.

How to register for your FCC exam in 5 easy steps?

Select Select your preferred exam type: Online Examination or Test Center-Administered Examination.
Register You will be directed to Exemplar LINK and create an account if you haven’t already. Validate your email address by clicking the link sent to your provided email address.
Login Login to Exemplar LINK and navigate to: “My Pathways” > “Learning” > “FCC Licensing Exam” > “FCC Online Exam” or “Test Center Exam.
Submit Complete the registration process by entering your information and selecting the specific exams you wish to take.
Checkout Enter payment details, verify you’re not a robot, checkout, and receive a receipt. Your registration will appear under “My Activities” in your Exemplar LINK account.

FCC Commercial Operator License Exams: What to Expect

Before The FCC Exam

  1. Preparation. Study, study, study! See a list of FCC exam study guides available from
  2. Choose your testing method:
    1.Online Examination. Take the exam from any properly equipped computer (see online Examination requirements)
    2.Test Center-Administered Examination. Take the exam from one of our 190 test centers globally. NOTE: Additional proctor fees apply if you choose to take the exam at a test center. The proctor fee is payable to the proctor or test center.
  3. Pay the examination fee(s).
  4. After placing your order, exam testing emails are sent out Monday thru Friday during working hours.
  5. Take your FCC examination.

During a Test Center-Administered FCC Exam

Test Center-Administered Examination Requirements

Bring two forms of personal identification—one of which must be a government-issued identification card with your photo (e.g., driver’s license or passport). Arrive for your exam promptly. If you have questions or need directions, contact iNARTE or the test center or proctor directly. You may bring a non-programmable calculator into the exam room. No programmable or printing calculators, books or other reference material, radios or cameras, are allowed in the exam room. You may use clean scratch paper for computer-based examinations. Each FCC exam session is four hours and up to two element exams may be taken during this four-hour period. All exams must be completed in four hours. If you need to take additional FCC exam elements, or the same element again, you will need to register for them separately.

During an Online FCC Exam

Online Examination Requirements

You will be taking an exam that utilizes the Proctor Exam system. This system allows for you to take the exam at a convenient time of your choosing, and it will allow for the proctoring of your exam by recording the visual, audio, and desktop aspects of your exam and exam environment. We hope you find the Proctor Exam system convenient and easy to use. Important: Your first and last name must appear exactly as they do on your government-issued photo ID in order for you to gain certification. You MUST use Google Chrome. Please make sure you have Google Chrome installed. 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 test.
  • Your desk/workspace must be completely cleared of all 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 unless otherwise approved by iNARTE.

* Violation of any these preparations will be flagged during your test by the web proctor, and you may fail your test, and may not be eligible for a refund and be banned from re-taking the test. Ensure you adhere to the following rules during your test:

  • You MUST provide your valid government-issued photo ID when requested.
  • You MUST scan the room with your webcam when directed.
  • You MUST remain directly in front of your webcam for the duration of the test.
  • You MUST NOT have anyone else in the room with you for the duration of your test.
  • 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 test.
  • You MUST NOT use any mobile device or have any mobile device within your eyesight during the test. A mobile device is used as part of the proctoring method but may not be used during the exam as a reference.
  • You MUST NOT access other websites or applications on the computer while testing.
  • You MUST NOT intentionally disable the internet connection while testing.

*Violation of any these rules will be flagged during your test by the web proctor, and you may fail your test, and be banned from re-taking the test.

After The FCC Exam

You will receive your exam results after the review is completed for the exam for computer-delivered examinations either taken online or at a test center.

If you pass your exams, iNARTE files your FCC exam results on your behalf. Within 7 days of filing, expect to receive an email from the FCC requesting a $35 application fee. This fee will need to be paid directly to the FCC. iNARTE is not able to collect or pay the fee on your behalf.

If you do not pass all the required exams please re-register with iNARTE. Note: you receive credit for each FCC exam element passed. For example: if you pass element 1, but not element 3, you need to retest only for element 3.

Need to take an exam again? There is no mandatory waiting period before you can re-test.


Upon successful completion of the required examinations for your FCC License your results will be automatically emailed to you within 72 hours, iNARTE Exemplar Global will electronically submit your FCC License Application directly to the FCC via their Universal Licensing System (or you can select 'no' in the options below). This may take 7-10 business days.

Select your FCC license exam method and register for your exam!

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