Licensing

Are you interested in obtaining an amateur radio license or upgrading your existing license?  If so, you have come to the right place.  BARC facilitates regular exam sessions as well as “one day” technician and general classes.  Those who plan to attend an exam session or “one day” class are encouraged to RSVP as well as check this page the week of the event for any updated information.

Upcoming Exam Sessions

  • October 12, 2017 @ 7:00 PM – BATC Room 840 RSVP
  • October 28, 2017 @ 3:00 PM – BATC Room 840 RSVP
  • December 2, 2017 @ 8:00 AM – BATC Room 840 RSVP

Upcoming “One Day” Classes

Other Exam Sessions

You can locate other local exam sessions in the region.  It is possible to find an exam session every month somewhere in northern Utah or southeastern Idaho.

Exam Session Checklists

Our goal is to make your license exam experience as stress free as possible.  To aid in this goal, we have created checklists to ensure that you come prepared for a smooth and successful exam session.

New License Checklist

  1. A personal FCC Registration Number (FRN) is required before you can take an exam.  If you do not already have a FRN, click here for instructions on obtaining one.
  2. Download, complete and print the NCVEC 605 application for examination form.  Be sure to put your FRN on the form instead of your Social Security Number.
  3. You must bring one of the following forms of photo identification.
    1. State issued driver license or identification card.
    2. United States passport.
    3. United States military identification card.
  4. If you do not have a valid form of photo identification, then you must bring two of the following forms of identification.
    1. Student identification card.
    2. Birth certificate.
    3. Social Security card.
  5. Bring $15.00 cash in exact change or a check made out to ARRL VEC.  Credit/debit cards will not be accepted.
  6. Bring a pencil with eraser.  Tests will be given on paper and scratch paper is provided.
  7. You may bring a calculator that is not capable of holding formulas (i.e. no graphing calculators).  Your calculator is subject to inspection by the volunteer examiners.  No calculators will be provided by the exam team.
  8. Summary of items to bring with you to the exam session
    1. Completed NCVEC 605 form.
    2. Valid identification.
    3. $15.00 cash or check.
    4. Pencil with eraser.
    5. Calculator (optional).

License Upgrade Checklist

  1. A personal FCC Registration Number (FRN) is required before you can take an exam.  If you do not know your FRN, click here to look it up by your callsign.
  2. Download, complete and print the NCVEC 605 application for examination form.  Be sure to put your FRN on the form instead of your Social Security Number.
  3. You must provide a copy of your existing amateur radio license to the exam team.  Click here for instructions on how to obtain an official FCC license copy.  If you are unable to print a copy of your existing license, you may alternatively bring a copy of a Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE).  The copy will be submitted with your application and will not be returned.
  4. You must bring one of the following forms of photo identification.
    1. State issued driver license or identification card.
    2. United States passport.
    3. United States military identification card.
  5. If you do not have a valid form of photo identification, then you must bring two of the following forms of identification.
    1. Student identification card.
    2. Birth certificate.
    3. Social Security card.
  6. Bring $15.00 cash in exact change or a check made out to ARRL VEC.  Credit/debit cards will not be accepted.
  7. Bring a pencil with eraser.  Tests will be given on paper and scratch paper is provided.
  8. You may bring a calculator that is not capable of holding formulas (i.e. no graphing calculators).  Your calculator is subject to inspection by the volunteer examiners.  No calculators will be provided by the exam team.
  9. Summary of items to bring with you to the exam session
    1. Completed NCVEC 605 form.
    2. Copy of existing amateur radio license or a CSCE.
    3. Valid identification.
    4. $15.00 cash or check.
    5. Pencil with eraser.
    6. Calculator (optional).

License Renewals

You may renew your license for free at https://wireless.fcc.gov/uls.  Click here for detailed instructions on the renewal process.

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