Amateur Radio License Testing

Congratulations, you’ve mastered the materials to get your license or upgrade to the next level! We offer testing in two ways, in-person and online via Zoom.

Here are the things you’ll need to take your license exam.


For ONLINE testing you will need:

  • A computer capable of supporting a Zoom session with Video and Audio.
  • Zoom Video Conferencing software (required).
    • You can get and test zoom here, you only need the free zoom client.
    • Zoom must be configured and tested before the exam.
      • Your device must be able to simultaneously share the screen and display your image.
  • A reliable Internet connection.
  • A basic calculator.
    • You may use the calculator app on your testing computer or tablet.
    • You may not use the calculator on your phone or other communication devices.
  • Government-issued Photo ID: Driver’s License or Passport
  • An FCC Federal Registration Number (FRN) and 4 digit access code.
    • Go here to get an FRN and generate a form 605 and access code.
    • If upgrading, you’ll need a copy of your License or Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE).
  • This is a proctored test!
    • You will need a private place to take the test.
    • The test area must be clear of any testing or study materials, study aids, or devices.
      • The best practice is nothing around your test area except a calculator.
    • No other people or animals (except service animals) are allowed.
    • Headphones are not allowed.
    • Multiple Monitors are not allowed.
    • The test cannot be conducted if all of these conditions are not met.
  • $14.00 for the exam fee, payable through Zelle, Venmo, or PayPal at ([email protected]) or via PayPal at ([email protected]) before the exam.
    • The test fee is per session, during which you can take multiple tests, time permitting.
      • So long as you pass the prior level and are prepared, you can challenge the next level.
  • We are required to monitor the room during the test with both video and sound.
    • The test proctors will ask to see the room before the test. (Webcam or cell phone can be used to show the room.)
      • With your camera, you will scan the walls, ceiling, floor, and test area.
    • Webcam must be on and mic on for the entire test session.
  • If testing conditions are violated the test will be stopped and the exam fee forfeit.

For IN-PERSON testing you will need:

  • A basic calculator that is not on a phone or other communication device.
  • Government-issued Photo ID: Driver’s License or Passport
  • An FCC Federal Registration Number (FRN) and 4 digit access code.
    • Go here to get an FRN and generate a form 605 and access code.
    • If upgrading, you’ll need a copy of your License or Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE).
  • $14.00 for the exam fee, payable in cash or through Zelle, Venmo, or PayPal at ([email protected]) or via PayPal at ([email protected]) before the exam.
    • The test fee is per session, during which you can take multiple tests, time permitting.
      • So long as you pass the prior level and are prepared, you can challenge the next level.

Scheduling:

Day of the test:

  • Be prepared: Have FRN, License, FRN Pin, fully charged batteries, calculator.
  • For On-Line Testing.
    • 2 hours before the test, ensure the room, paperwork, calculator, and computer are ready for testing.
    • 10 minutes before test time, start the zoom session, be patient you’ll be admitted to the testing session shortly.
    • Cell phones may be used as a second video monitoring aid and to scan the room.
      • If you don’t want to use your cell phone to aid in monitoring it should be off and out of your view and reach.
  • For In-Person Testing.
    • Arrive 15 minutes before test time, register, find a testing tablet or computer, and sit down.
    • Turn off your cell phone and put it away for the duration of the test.
  • Take the test
  • Complete post-test paperwork.

Questions:

  • Any additional questions contact Jack Hendrickson, Paul Harrington, or Mike Haefner at [email protected] with a contact phone number.