INTERESTED IN TESTING TO BECOME AN AMATEUR RADIO OPERATOR OR UPGRADING YOUR EXISTING LICENSE?
The Sierra Foothills Volunteer Exam Team offers in-person monthly testing sessions at the Auburn Crossroads Church campus and during the summer ARRL Field Day. Walk-in applicants are welcome. View our exam schedule calendar and pre-register at https://hamstudy.org/sessions/SFARC
Arrive at least 15 minutes before the exam start time. Bring these items:
- Photo ID: Current federal, state, military, or passport. If under the age of 18 a valid school ID.
- FRN – FCC Registration Number
Need Help: https://www.fcc.gov/licensing-databases/commission-registration-system-fcc
- Credit or Debit Card to authorize a $14 payment for the exam session.
- Pen/Pencil and a blank sheet of paper are optional.
Exams are administered on tablets provided by the SFARC VE Team, which includes a calculator app. Upon successful completion of an exam you may continue to test for the next license level. Please only continue if you have studied and are prepared to pass. There are no additional fees to upgrade to the next level in the same session. Let the team know during check-in if you plan to take exams for multiple elements.
The Daniel Fogard W6PRL Scholarship is available for students currently enrolled in Elementary, Middle, High School, and Undergraduate College programs and are 21 years of age or younger as of the date of the exam. Upon passing an exam, the student will be awarded the current cost of the exam and a study guide for the next level.
If you have any questions, need to reschedule or an accommodation, please contact the SFARC VE Team Coordinator using the form below.