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FCC license examinations are administered by authorized members of the ARRL VEC program.  Three examiners must be present at each testing session.  Exams for the Technician (35 questions), General (35 questions), and Extra-class exams (50 questions) are given at the same time in the same place.  Scoring is done on the spot, and the passing score is 74%.  It takes a few days for exam results to be entered directly online into the FCC database.  Once your name and call sign appear there, you are authorized to transmit on the bands or portions of bands appropriate to your license class.  For ARRL’s detailed guide on taking the exams, click here.

2024 Exam Session Dates and Locations


Next Exam Date:

    Location depends on the date (see registration link above). VEC Test fee: $15.00 Pre-registration is recommended (follow link above). There is a $15 VEC fee due to the examiner at the time of the exam. In addition there is a $35 fee payable to the FCC when any license application or modification is filed with the FCC. This $35 fee IS NOT collected by the examiner at the exam session, it is paid directly to the FCC (via their website).

    Picture ID is required. You must have already created an FCC FRN registration number prior to the exam session, and must have a valid email address. Please complete the pre-registration form prior to the exam session.

    Questions: Rogue Valley Amateur Radio Club, [email protected]

    Grants Pass

    Exam Dates:

    • Nov 17, 2023

    • Feb 16, 2024

    • May 17, 2024

    • Aug 16, 2024

    • Nov 15, 2024

    Registration: 6:00pm Testing 6:30pm / Test fee: $15.00 /  Walk-ins OK

    Picture ID required, as well as copies of existing licenses, if any.

    Location: Fruitdale Grange 1440 Parkdale Drive Grants Pass, OR 97527

    Questions: Southern Oregon Amateur Radio Club, John Stubbe, 541-218-2244, [email protected]


    Exam Dates: 

    • Wednesday of each month except July and August. Call beforehand to confirm the dates and times.

    Registration: 6:00 pm  / Test fee: $15.00 / Walk-ins OK

    Picture ID required, as well as copies of existing licenses, if any.

    Location: Douglas County Courthouse 1036 SE Douglas Ave. Rm. 310 Roseburg, OR 97470

    Questions: Roseburg VE Team, Jim Rucker (WA6KHG), 541-496-2262, [email protected]


    Exam Dates:

    • TBA

    Call for appointment (No walk-ins) Must call for time. 

    Location: Deschutes Public Library 601 NW Wall St. Bend, OR 97703

    Questions: High Desert Amateur Radio Group, Joseph D. Barry K7SQ, 541-385-3152, [[email protected]](mailto: [email protected])


    Exam Dates:

    • Typically the first Saturday of even numbered months.

    Call beforehand to confirm the dates and times.

    All exams are at 9:00a at the Brookings Library.

    Questions: Pelican Bay Amateur Radio Club, Darwin Rasmussen (KA7GNK), 541-254-4644 or Bob Wilkinson (W7VN), 541-469-1815


    Exam Dates:

    • TBA

    Time: 10:00 AM (Walk-ins are not allowed). Pre-Registration is required. The deadline to pre-register is noon on the day prior to the exam.

    Picture ID required, as well as copies of existing licenses, if any.

    All candidates are asked to arrive early so that we can start testing by 10:00 AM.  We ask that you pre-register for the exams.  Space is limited.  Those who have pre-registered are guaranteed a spot at the exam session(s).

    If you have not pre-registered, please arrive prior to 9:45 AM so that we can complete the necessary paperwork.

    Location: 20055 Viking Way, Building 4 Redding, CA. 96001

    Questions: Reservations: Redding ARRL VE Team, Steve Mosconi (K6KS), [email protected]

    Crescent City

    Exam Dates:

    • TBA (weekend license class & exam) Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

    Location: Crescent Fire Protection District 255 W. Washington Blvd. Crescent City, CA  95531

    Questions: Del Norte Amateur Radio Club, Susan Stouffer (K6SLS),  707-487-2450, [email protected]

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