As one of only 12 Commercial Operator License Examination Managers (COLEMs) in the nation, ETA offers all of the commercial radio license exams available through the FCC. You can take any of these tests from our many ETA-approved test sites. You may also take any of these tests online through ETA's Trapeza online testing site (a Certification Administrator will still be required to proctor the exam). The Montgomery GI Bill also covers FCC exams for reimbursement for qualified military personnel. Commercial FCC licenses are lifetime and do not require maintenance/recertification.
Per Public Notice DA 15-72, the FCC no longer mails license authorizations. If you provide an email address on your application, a link to print your official copy of your license will be automatically emailed to you when the application has granted. Licensees may also log into the FCC's Universal Licensing System (ULS) to download official authorizations.
As a courtesy, ETA files FCC commercial licenses for free. Exams are processed and filed within 7-10 business days upon arrival at ETA headquarters.