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Title: FCC Changes Rules Regarding Examination Credit for Expired Licensees.
Post by: W1RC on July 31, 2014, 08:23:08 AM
Changes to Amateur Service Part 97 Rules Went Into Effect on July 21

The FCC has revised the Part 97 Amateur Radio rules governing exam credit to former licensees, went into effect on Monday, July 21. The new rules were published in The Federal Register in late June.

In a wide-ranging Report and Order, the Commission announced that it would grant examination credit for written elements 3 (General) and 4 (Amateur Extra) to holders of "expired licenses that required passage of those elements." The FCC will require former licensees falling outside the 2-year grace period to pass Element 2 (Technician) in order to be relicensed. The Commission declined to give exam credit to holders of expired Certificates of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCEs) or to extend lifetime validity to CSCEs.

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