Licensing

The Cal Poly Amateur Radio Club holds quarterly FCC amateur radio licensing exam sessions through Laurel VEC. To receive announcements for the next testing session, email calpolyradioclub@gmail.com and include your name, contact info, and desired license class (technician, general, extra).

Past Licensing Sessions

Testing Resources

A list of testing resources, including question pools, practice exams, and study materials are available at our test resources page.

Identification

No one may take an amateur exam for another person. It is essential that the VE Team checks a candidate's identification (ID) before allowing the candidate to sit for an exam.
The candidate must present a legal photo ID. This requirement is usually met with a driver's license, but it can be a passport or other legal identification card with the candidate's photo on it.


When no photo ID is available, the candidate must present any two of the following:
=> Non-photo ID/driver's license (some states still have them);
=> Social Security Card;
=> Birth certificate (must have the appropriate seal);
=> Minor's work permit, school report card, school ID card or library card;
=> Utility bill, bank statement or other business correspondence that specifically names the person; or
=> Postmarked envelope addressed to the person at his or her current mailing address as it appears on the Form 605.


More information on ID can be found in the ARRL VE Manual.

Taking the Exam

Effective February 17, 2015, the FCC no longer routinely issues paper license documents to Amateur Radio applicants and licensees. Your callsign will be posted here and you will be notified via email by the club when callsigns are posted. Your callsign will also be available on the ULS, here: http://wireless.fcc.gov/uls/index.htm?job=home