You have determined you are a General Class FCC equivalent right now under CEPT. I think the subject is quite confusing. But there is no confusion about this. If you pass the FCC Tech Exam only, and are issued an FCC Tech license - in any FCC controlled area, you are a Tech ONLY. And CEPT will then no longer apply to you in any FCC territory. So you better start passing those General Exam practice tests as well if it is your intention to get licensed by the FCC, unless you only want to talk on local repeaters.