Radio Communications

This online Radio Communications course outlines key operator responsibilities and provides an introduction to radio communication protocol and requirements.


Many companies with larger industrial operations, or open work sites where workers may not be visible at all times, employ a radio communications systems to facilitate safe work. According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), licensed employers, not operators, are fully responsible for the actions of personnel who operate radio systems. The FCC is the agency that regulates the allocation and use of the electromagnetic frequency spectrum in the United States. Because the FCC holds the licensed employer responsible for all operator actions, workers must ensure they comply with all of the organization’s rules and operating procedures.

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify why radio operator training is required
  • Recognize key operator responsibilities
  • Identify how to prioritize messages
  • Recognize approved and prohibited message content
  • Identify proper procedures for calling and acknowledging radio messages
  • Identify radio code words
  • Identify general radio communication requirements


  • Operator responsibilities
  • Message priorities and content
  • Calling and answering
  • Radio code words
  • General instructions


Average Completion Time

Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 20 minutes.


Knowledge Assessment

Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.