Jan 13, March 10, May 12, July 14, Sept 8, and Nov 10
All times are 6:30pm
Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. Email us for registration. We are currently limiting group size to just 12 individuals testing at each session, and seats fill up fast. We can keep you on a list should a seat become available last minute if a session is full, as well as reserve a seat for you on later dates.
There are no fees to take the test with our group, but you will be required to pay the FCC a $35 fee
to have your license activated once you do pass the exam. This $35 fee applies to new hams and is also required to renew your license once every ten years. If you are looking to upgrade from Tech to General (or Extra), there will not be a fee. You have 10 days from passing the exam to pay the FCC and activate your license. This fee is payable directly to the FCC. Our Volunteer Examiner team will not collect any money from you on thier behalf. Specific intructions on how to pay the fee are here.
Had an 'uh-oh' in a previous life?
If you have ever been convicted of a felony, please read these instructions. A felony record will not immediatly disqualify you from obtaining your amateur radio license, but an extra step is involved in the process. Click here.
We are now affiliated with the Laural Amateur Radio Club VEC program! This means we are no longer required to charge a fee for testing. Test are Free!
Your FRN - All new amateur radio license applicants must register with the FCC for an Federal Registration Numberbeforethe testing session. You may register for an FRNhere (No fee to get this number, only to activate your license once you pass). If you find the process intimidating, see the FCC's video on how to obtain your FRN here. Your Social Security number is no longer accepted at test sessions. However it may be required to obtain your FRN.
Calculator (optional) - please note: the memory will need to be cleared if it is a programmable type! Cell phone calculators not allowed. Simple calculators are usually available to borrow during sessions (just ask!).
One (1) of these:
Other government-issued photo ID
ORTwo (2) of these:
Non-photo ID or driver’s license issued by a government
Social Security Card
Original or Certified copy of birth certificate
Minor’s work permit, school report card, or school ID card.
Utility bill, bank statement or other business correspondence that specifically names the person
Postmarked envelope addressed to the person at his or her current mailing address
If you are already licensed, bring theORIGINAL or aCOPYof your License.
Your email address. An email address is now required to process applications. By mid 2021, the FCC will require an email address as well for buisness correspondence. Your email will not be used for spaming.
If you are claiming any credit for previous exams, bring theORIGINALand aCOPYof yourCSCE. (This is uncommon. If you have a license, bring that instead). The CSCE is only valid for 365 days once issued.
Library is located about 2 miles South of the Wakulla County Courthouse, or
About 3 miles North of Wakulla High School.
We are usually holding the test session in the large room on the South end of the building (enter main entrance and go left)
There are numerous ways to prepare for the test - books, videos, flash cards, and online sample testing. Whatever method you choose for preperation, it is reccomended that you 'test yourself' with one of the many online sample test programs to give yourself an idea of your progress. One such online sample test is found at https://hamexam.org/about. It is free and will keep track of your progress.
Books your preference?
The ARRL - Amateur Radio Relay Leuge and Gordon West are two great resources for books to study.