Ham Radio Testing

Updated: August 18, 2022

*NEW* FCC Application Fee Instructions (Click Here)

Federal Registration Number (FRN):

If you are taking any class amateur radio exam, the VECs who are administering the exams are now required by the FCC to submit your FRN with your license application form. New license applicants should create an FCC user account and register their Social Security Number (SSN) in the FCC Commission Registration System (CORES) before attending exam sessions. Registrants will be assigned an FRN which will be used in all license transactions with the FCC. For instructions on how to register your SSN and receive an FRN from the FCC, visit the FCC's Registration page and the FCC's Registration instructions page..

FCC Registration Instructions

If you do not have your FCC FRN Number, you can click on this link to REGISTER and get your FRN now. Simply click on the word "Register". (Be sure sign up as an INDIVIDUAL). MAKE SURE you have your FRN number with you before you plan on taking your next test.

We have not tested the above link using a cell phone so please don't wait until the last minute. We may not be able to help you. Just FYI.

MAKE SURE you use the current Question Pool - (See Below)

Walk-Ins are always welcome!

We offer amateur testing for those who want to get into ham radio or those who want to upgrade their current license.  We try to coordinate our testing schedule so that we do not overlap with the other ham radio club in our area that offers testing.  We test during the even numbered months (February, April, June, August, October and December) on the 2nd Thursday.  Testing begins at 7:00PM

The tests are made up of questions taken word for word from the question pool. The answers to the questions on the test may be in a different order than what you read in the question pool but they will all be exactly as they are written in the question pool document. Also, the questions are taken from all sections of the question pool and not just from a single section. There will be at least one question from each section and there will only be a few math questions on the test. This means there is no need to worry about the math questions.. You can miss all the math questions on the test and still get a passing grade. All questions are multiple choice so the correct answer will be on the test. You just have to decide which answer is the correct one. New question pools come out about every 4 years on July 1st. We will always have the schedule posted here.

MORSE CODE: As of February 23rd, 2007 the FCC dropped all Morse Code requirements to get your license.  This includes the Technician Class Exam, General Class Exam and the Extra Class Exam.  The test is a written or computer based test that consists of multiple choice questions and answers.  So if you never got your ham radio license because you couldn't learn Morse Code, that hurdle is now gone. Having said that, if you still want to learn CW, here is a website with some tips to help you at Ham Universe

NEW NCVEC 605 Form

TESTING UPDATE: The FCC has updated their form NCVEC 605 to include the "Felony Question". This form is required for those seeking new licenses, upgraded licenses and changes like license modifications (Vanity Call Sign) and change of address. These changes are from the FCC as you can see by the new NCVEC 605 form. Our SCARS Testing Team had nothing to do with this change but they are required to utilize this new form effective immediately. If you have any questions or concerns, you should contact the FCC directly.    
Posted: September 14th, 2017

Information from the FCC about the New NCVEC 605 Form
New NCVEC 605 Form

NCVEC Question Pool Links
These links are to the most
current question pools and
their associated graphics.
Technician (2022-2026)
412 Questions
General (2023-2027)
432 Questions
Extra (2020-2024)
622 Questions

NCVEC Website

Question Pools (Downloadable PDF) and Question Pool Schedules
License Class Link Dates Valid Number of Questions Test Questions Passing Score

Technician Class
Element 2
Starts:  July 1, 2022  (1460)
Expires:  June 30, 2026
Expires in:  858 Days
412 35 75% or
At Least
26 of 35

General Class
Element 3
Starts:  July 1, 2023  (1460)
Expires:  June 30, 2027
Expires in:  1223 Days
432 35 75% or
At Least
26 of 35

Extra Class
Element 4
Starts:  July 1, 2020  (1460)
Expires:  June 30, 2024
Expires in:  128 Days
622 50 74% or
At Least
37 of 50

No testing sessions have been scheduled at this time

The cost for testing is $14.00.  If you pass the test you have just taken, you may take the next level test at no additional charge.  If you fail the test you have just taken, you must pay an additional $14.00. if you would like to try again, even though you are taking the same level test again.

Here are some links to a few online practice exams, study material resources and question pools.  We hope that this will help get you on your way to getting your ham radio license.