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RARSfest License Exams

The Raleigh Amateur Radio Society and Five County Ham Radio Enthusiasts Volunteer Examiner teams will be administering license exams for all classes at RARSfest on April 6, 2024. There is no exam fee and RARSfest admission is not required to take any exams.

All applicants are requested to arrive promptly at 9:00 am. Walk-ins will be accepted but pregistration is preferred and may be done by submitting the registration form at the bottom of this page (select the RARSfest location and date). If you are filling out the form on a mobile device, you may have to tap inside the frame to get it to scroll.

You MUST bring the following in order to take exams:

  • A government-issued picture ID
  • Your FCC Registration Number (FRN). If you are currently licensed, look on your license, you probably already have one. If you are not currently licensed, you should apply for a FRN here a few days before the exam session.
  • Any Certificates of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE), if you are seeking credit for an exam previously passed within the last year but not yet reflected in the FCC database.

Use the right-hand entrance at the north end of the Jim Graham Building. The testing room is down the hall to the right after you enter the building.

There is no exam fee, but if you pass a test that results in a new license being granted, you will have to pay a $35 fee to the US Department of the Treasury before your license is issued. Instructions will be provided to successful applicants.

RARSfest admission is not required to take any exams, but it will be required if you want to visit the ’fest before or after the exam (which we highly recommend, especially if you are newly-licensed or just qualified for broader HF privileges).

Admission to RARSfest is complimentary for anyone who earns their first amateur radio license at this testing session. (Complimentary tickets are not eligible for prize drawings.)

Speaking of newly-licensed, if you earn your first amateur radio license at this testing session, you are automatically eligible to operate the “Get On the Air” station at the Raleigh Amateur Radio Society's Field Day event in late June. Check out the RARS Field Day page for more information. Contact the RARS Field Day Chair if you want to “Get on the Air”!

Questions about the testing session not answered here? Please contact:
Richard Hall, K7RLH
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