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FCC 13.9
Revised as of January 14, 2021
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  13.9   Eligibility and application for new license or endorsement.

   Link to an amendment published at  85 FR 85531 , Dec. 29, 2020.

   (a) If found qualified, the following persons are eligible to apply for
   commercial radio operator licenses:

   (1) Any person legally eligible for employment in the United States.

   (2) Any person, for the purpose of operating aircraft radio stations,
   who holds:

   (i) United States pilot certificates; or

   (ii) Foreign aircraft pilot certificates which are valid in the United
   States, if the foreign government involved has entered into a
   reciprocal agreement under which such foreign government does not
   impose any similar requirement relating to eligibility for employment
   upon United States citizens.

   (3) Any person who holds a FCC radio station license, for the purpose
   of operating that station.

   (4) Notwithstanding any other provisions of the FCC's rules, no person
   shall be eligible to be issued a commercial radio operator license when

   (i) The person's commercial radio operator license is suspended, or

   (ii) The person's commercial radio operator license is the subject of
   an ongoing suspension proceeding, or

   (iii) The person is afflicted with complete deafness or complete
   muteness or complete inability for any other reason to transmit
   correctly and to receive correctly by telephone spoken messages in
   English.

   (b) Each application for a new General Radiotelephone Operator License,
   Marine Radio Operator Permit, Radiotelegraph Operator License, Ship
   Radar Endorsement, Six Months Service Endorsement, GMDSS Radio
   Operator's License, Restricted GMDSS Radio Operator's License, GMDSS
   Radio Maintainer's License, GMDSS Radio Operator/Maintainer License,
   Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit, or Restricted Radiotelephone
   Operator Permit-Limited Use must be filed on FCC Form 605 in accordance
   with § 1.913 of this chapter.

   (c) Each application for a new General Radiotelephone Operator License,
   Marine Radio Operator Permit, Radiotelegraph Operator License, Ship
   Radar Endorsement, GMDSS Radio Operator's License, Restricted GMDSS
   Radio Operator's License, GMDSS Radio Maintainer's License, or GMDSS
   Radio Operator/Maintainer License must be accompanied by the required
   fee, if any, and submitted in accordance with § 1.913 of this chapter.
   The application must include an original PPC(s) from a COLEM(s) showing
   that the applicant has passed the necessary examination Element(s)
   within the previous 365 days when the applicant files the application.
   If a COLEM files the application on behalf of the applicant, an
   original PPC(s) is not required. However, the COLEM must keep the
   PPC(s) on file for a period of 1 year. When acting on behalf of
   qualified examinees, the COLEM must forward all required data to the
   FCC electronically.

   (d) An applicant will be given credit for an examination element as
   specified below:

   (1) An unexpired (or within the grace period) FCC-issued commercial
   radio operator license: Except as noted in paragraph (d)(3) of this
   section, the written examination and telegraphy Element(s) required to
   obtain the license held;

   (2) An expired or unexpired FCC-issued Amateur Extra Class operator
   license grant granted before April 15, 2000: Telegraphy Elements 1 and
   2; and

   (3) An FCC-issued Third Class Radiotelegraph Operator's Certificate
   that was renewed as a Marine Radio Operator Permit (see § 13.13(b) of
   this chapter) that is unexpired (or within the grace period):
   Telegraphy Elements 1 and 2.

   (e) Provided that a person's commercial radio operator license was not
   revoked, or suspended, and is not the subject of an ongoing suspension
   proceeding, a person whose application for a commercial radio operator
   license has been received by the FCC but which has not yet been acted
   upon and who holds a PPC(s) indicating that he or she passed the
   necessary examination(s) within the previous 365 days, is authorized to
   exercise the rights and privileges of the operator license for which
   the application was received. This authority is valid for a period of
   90 days from the date the application was received. The FCC, in its
   discretion, may cancel this temporary conditional operating authority
   without a hearing.

   (f) Each application for a new six months service endorsement must be
   submitted in accordance with § 1.913 of this chapter. The application
   must include documentation showing that:

   (1) The applicant was employed as a radio operator on board a ship or
   ships of the United States for a period totaling at least six months;

   (2) The ships were equipped with a radio station complying with the
   provisions of part II of title III of the Communications Act, or the
   ships were owned and operated by the U.S. Government and equipped with
   radio stations;

   (3) The ships were in service during the applicable six month period
   and no portion of any single in-port period included in the qualifying
   six months period exceeded seven days;

   (4) The applicant held a FCC-issued First Class Radiotelegraph
   Operator's Certificate, Second Class Radiotelegraph Operator's
   Certificate, or Radiotelegraph Operator License during this entire six
   month qualifying period; and

   (5) The applicant holds a radio officer's license issued by the U.S.
   Coast Guard at the time the six month endorsement is requested.

   (g) No person shall alter, duplicate for fraudulent purposes, or
   fraudulently obtain or attempt to obtain an operator license. No person
   shall use a license issued to another or a license that he or she knows
   to be altered, duplicated for fraudulent purposes, or fraudulently
   obtained. No person shall obtain or attempt to obtain, or assist
   another person to obtain or attempt to obtain, an operator license by
   fraudulent means.

   [ 58 FR 9124 , Feb. 19, 1993, as amended at  59 FR 3795 , Jan. 27, 1994;  60 FR 27699 , May 25, 1995;  63 FR 68942 , Dec. 14, 1998;  66 FR 20752 , Apr.
   25, 2001;  68 FR 46958 , Aug. 7, 2003;  78 FR 23152 , Apr. 18, 2013]

   


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