TECU 0069 - FCC General Radio Operators License (GROL)

In this course students will gain gain the necessary training to prepare for the FCC GROL License.

Program Overview

The GROL allows the holder to operate, maintain or install certain classes of United States licensed radio and television transmitters under authority of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The license also conveys all of the operating authority of the Marine Radio Operator Permit. The GROL is issued for the lifetime of the licensee. At the end of this course, you will be ready to sit for the FCC GROL License (Element 1 and Element 3).

This course is also taught with Brandman’s LIVE ONLINE training format. Students receive the same high-quality training as found in a traditional classroom setting.

LIVE ONLINE training includes:

  •  Delivered in real time by an instructor
  • Full access to course presentations and documents
  • Live interaction with classmates and instructor using a collaborative learning platform
  • Play back recording of any class for later review

Element 1 Topics

  • Operating procedures and regulations for maritime applications including distress calls, VHF, and Global satellites systems
  • Terminology and definitions
  • Equipment testing and inspection requirements, call frequency use, distress call signals, order and priority of calls, station log responsibilities, identification of phonetic alphabet.

Element 3 Topics

  • Terminology and definitions
  • Types of radio waves and radio propagation
  • Practical communication circuits, decibel power calculations, frequencies.
  • Antennas types, batteries, ampliļ¬ers, FM phone signal, radar basics.
  • Basic aircraft distance measuring equipment and frequency range.

Tuition covers only the cost of the course. Nothing else is provided to the student.


Approximately 30 hours

Estimated Cost


EdAssist discounted rate: $1,665

Ways to Learn



3 CEUs

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