On July 21, 2014, the FCC revised the Amateur Service Part 97 rules to grant partial written examination element credit to holders of expired General, Advanced and Extra licenses.
Information for VEs can be found on the VE Resources web page in the section
titled "New Exam Element Credit". Additional information and clarification is
located on the Exam Element Credit web page.
List your 2014 and 2015 ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) sponsored exam sessions quickly and easily using our online form. Registering well in advance of the exam date ensures the information reaches potential candidates!
New ARRL student study and instructor materials in support of license preparation for the new Technician question pool are available.
- A new 3rd edition of ARRL's Ham Radio License Manual and new Exam Review for Ham Radio. Learn more.
- A new 6th edition of the ARRL Instructor Manual for Technician License Courses is free online to ARRL Registered Instructors. Learn more.
ARRL Registered Instructors may list upcoming classes on our website using our online form.
Be a Radio Amateur
Want to get an Amateur Radio license or upgrade? Want to help others get licensed or teach using ham radio? Looking for public service training or serving as part of ARRL’s ARES field training team? You can even arrange an Amateur Radio contact for your students with the International Space Station!
Why should I get licensed?
Before you go on air, you need to be licensed and know the rules. Learn More
Be a Volunteer Examiner
Volunteer Examiners (VEs) are licensed radio amateurs holding a General Class license or higher, who offer their time to administer the FCC licensing tests.
Find A License Class
Find a license class offered in your local area. Learn More
Find an Exam Session
Find a ham radio exam session in your community. Tests are given regularly. Learn More
FCC License Info and Forms
ARRL can provide helpful FCC information about licensing requirements, forms, fees and regulations. Learn More
Get on the Air
You've got your license, now what? Find resources to help you set up your first station, get on the air and have fun! Learn More
Ham Radio in the Classroom
Bring Amateur Radio and wireless technology literacy to America's classrooms. Learn More
College Students and Educators
Check out Amateur Radio resources for college/university-level STEM students and educators interested in RF and communications. Learn More
Ham Radio is FUN! Find resources for getting active and getting on-the-air... Learn More
The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station program provides a thrilling introduction to space exploration. Learn More
Teaching a ham radio class? Here's a collection of resources for volunteer instructors, radio clubs and mentors (Elmers). Learn More
Courses are currently available for Public Service and Emergency Communications. Learn More