License Testing

TARS conducts test sessions for all classes of Amateur Radio Licenses on the first Tuesday of even numbered months, at 7 pm at the American Red Cross, 1115 Easterwood Dr. near Tom Brown Park. Test sessions are also scheduled for Saturday morning on Field Day weekend and if required, a special session can be scheduled.

Normally test sessions welcome walk-ins. However, due to Covid-19 test sessions are now limited to 5 participants and pre-registration is mandatory. To register, send an email to Norm, K4GFD at TALLYTARSVE@GMAIL.COM.

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 two pencils 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 HTTPS://FCC.GOV/CORES/ register and obtain your number.

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 sessions, 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 August test session scheduled for August 4th WILL NOT be held. 

The next test session will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020.  A morning test session will be held for a maximum of 5 participants.  An afternoon second test session on the same day will be scheduled if there are at least 8 total participants.

The October test session will be cancelled.