License Testing Dates

Select your license test session on this page for more information and to learn how to sign up. Please contact our Testing Coordinator if no test sessions are listed or you would like to arrange one on a specific date.


License test prerequisites

After you pass your test

You cannot transmit until your license appears in the Universal Licensing System (ULS).

Your test results will be sent electronically to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) through the ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC).

The FCC will review your application and, if you qualify, will e-mail a link with payment instructions for the $35 application fee for an inital license grant to the address you entered on your test application; upgrades are not subject to an application fee. You will have 10 calendar days, from the date of the application file number being issued, to pay. If you fail to pay within the 10-day window, your application will be dismissed by the FCC.

After any required application fee is paid, and the FCC has processed an application, you will receive a second e-mail from the FCC with a link to their official license or, in very rare instances, an explanation for why the application was dismissed or denied. The link will be valid for 30 days. After that time you must obtain an official copy of your license from the ULS.

You do not have to wait for the FCC e-mail to pay your application fee. You can look up your application in the FCC application search system using your FRN. If you have a pending application in the system, that means the VEC has submitted your application to the FCC and the fee can be paid by logging into the CORES system

Please visit ARRL's FCC Application Fee page for more information.

Add these dates to your device

Find the instructions below for your calendaring software. Then use this webcal / iCalendar link as directed:


Apple iCalendar

Click the webcal / iCalendar link shown above and this calendar will be added to iCalendar on all devices associated with your Apple ID.

Follow the instructions in the How to Subscribe to Calendars on Mac How-To Geek blog post if the webcal subscription link does not work on your Apple device.

Google Calendar

Follow the instructions in the Use webcal url to add a calendar to google calendar VisiHow blog post.

Android users must first add the RRRA calendar to their desktop Google calendar then synchronize their mobile device calendar before this calendar will be available for selection on their mobile device.

Outlook Calendar

Follow the instructions for the Outlook Client or Outlook Online in the How to Add an iCalendar Link to Your Outlook Calendar How-To Geek blog post.