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Prepare for the FCC General Radio Operator License (GROL)

What Is The GROL?

A General Radiotelephone Operator License (PG), or better known as GROL, is required to adjust, maintain, or internally repair FCC licensed radiotelephone transmitters in the aviation, maritime, and international fixed public radio services. The GROL is, by far, the most popular – accounting for more than 80% of all commercial radio operator licenses issued by the FCC.

FCC GROL is an important credential to solidify your knowledge and skill in the realm of aviation, marine, and land mobile communications. These licenses are key that you will need if you are an aviation and marine electronics technician, Captain of a small ship, or a tech repairing and maintaining aircraft, ship, or land-based radio equipment or marine RADARs.

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How Does The GROL Benefit You?

Today’s aircraft are becoming technologically advanced with electronic integrated mechanical components. An A&P with knowledge of basic electronic and electrical knowledge will become valuable. Here are 3 reasons an aviation technician should consider getting their GROL:

Universal License For Avionic and Radio Maintenance Techs In Aviation

There are several certificates and licenses for avionic techs or electrical techs. For example, the Electronic Technician Association- International. Many employers will accept some but the one license that is commonly accepted and widely used is the GROL. If you’re an avionic or electrical tech, look on Glassdoor or Indeed and check some of the flyers for certification must have. 99% of the time you’ll see the GROL as the only or one of the certification accepted by employers.

Eye candy on the resume

For many of us, the resume is the first impression of yourself. So strengthen your resume by providing more value to the employer and separate yourselves from the rest of the candidates. If you’re an A&P mechanic who will see seldom use of their license and many A&P will tell you that they haven’t used it, “it’s useless and you’ll never use it!” Good chance that is the case I would ask will it help get a job? Adding this tool on your toolbelt can add value and separation from regular A&P techs.

Get paid!

Avionic techs in the aerospace industry according to the May 2018 review BLS average $64,140. As you review the statistics, the top 10% (or 90 percentile) of avionic technicians earn an average $94, 710. The need for these techs will be increasing due to more aircraft being retrofitting with new tech. In May 2018, the median annual wages for aircraft mechanics and service technicians in the scheduled air transportation pay $83, 870 and aerospace product and parts manufacturing pay $64, 510.

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It’s a good idea that Airframe and Powerplant technician must not restrict themselves to working within the A&P scope. The technology is constantly changing and to stay competitive is by continuing to improve yourself. Education is an investment for yourself and it’s an investment for the workforce.

These companies cut costs by hiring employees that hold multiple certifications or licenses. An aircraft technician who obtains the A&P and GROL will become a valuable team member and improve their career opportunities. Prepare and GO FCC

Code1MX students have a 96% pass rate

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Great program catered specifically for veterans. GROL+Radar in only 3 days.

Matthew Hillmer

Radar Tech
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Plan of Action

Members will enroll and receive an email with the next instructions and videos on how to apply for funding with their respective service branch.

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