License Testing

For 2021 and beyond, please read the following.

TARS will conduct test sessions for all classes of Amateur Radio Licenses on the Saturday following the TARS Club meetings, except September, on odd numbered months, at 10 am at the American Red Cross, 1115 Easterwood Dr. near Tom Brown Park. Test sessions are also scheduled for Saturday morning on Field Day weekend.  If required, a special session can be scheduled.  

ALL test sessions, due to Covid-19 test sessions are limited to 10 participants and pre-registration is preferred.  To register, send an email to Norm, K4GFD at TALLYTARSVE@GMAIL.COMWalk-ins are welcome.  They MUST arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of testing.

Due to Covid-19, face masks covering the nose and mouth are mandatory for all attending these test sessions.

There is no fee for testing. Be sure to bring pencils a pen and a calculator with a memory that can be cleared (not a smart phone).

Bring a photo ID and your FCC issued Federal Registration Number (FRN). If you do have an FRN, go to the FCC’s Registration Page register and obtain your FRN number.  TIN’s are no longer used.

Email address is mandatory for all participants. This is an FCC requirement.

If you are upgrading to a higher-level license, bring a photocopy of your existing license or a Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE), that you may hold from a previous exam session, the photocopy(s) will not be returned.

The Thomasville ARC also offers testing sessions on a regular basis. Check their calendar for this schedule at

More information about getting licensed is available from the ARRL at

The test sessions for 2022 are January 8th, March 5th, May 7th, June 25th, July 9th, September 10th and November 5th.