- Sep 24
- Hamfest Testing Session
License test prerequisites
What happens after your test
Electronically verified passing tests are are typically processed by the FCC within 2 business days. The processing time for manually scored tests is longer; typically seven to fourteen business days.
The FCC will send first time licensees an e-mail message containing application fee payment instructions. This fee must be paid within ten days or your license application will be dismissed.
You will receive receive an electronic copy of your license (PDF format) via e-mail after your payment is processed. Please allow 24 hours for the FCC to process your payment.
Use the FCC Universal Licensing System search page to check the status of your license grant. You may search by name or by FRN (FCC Registration Number). Hams upgrading their license may also search by call-sign.
You cannot transmit until your your license grant is published in the FCC Universal Licensing System.