License Testing

To become an amateur radio operator, a written exam must be passed to obtain a license. There are three amateur radio license classes, the following chart summarizes each one.

The exam questions for each license class are updated every four years.
Be sure any study materials you use are for the current exam questions.

Testing Requirements

  • There is no registration for testing, walk-ins are welcome.
  • The exam fee is $15, exact amount is appreciated.
  • FCC issued Amateur Radio License (if you have one).
  • Your SSN or FCC FRN number.
If you already have an amateur radio license, your FRN number will be on your license. If you do not have an amateur radio license, you must use either your SSN or apply for an FRN number with the FCC here.

A calculator with the memory erased and formulas cleared is allowed. You may not bring any written notes or calculations. Cell phone must be silenced or turned off. Smartphones, tablets and all similar electronic devices with a calculator capability, may NOT be used.

Check the calendar page for our next test session.

Additional Resources

The following links are helpful resources for license exam preparation.