License Exam

Ready to get your Amateur Radio License?

Date: February 20, 2024

Date: May 14, 2024

Date: August 20, 2024

Date: November 19, 2024

Please call or text Steve Maresso (KB9OLD) 847-477-3518 with questions and to confirm the session.


Free Methodist Church
934 N. Seminary
Woodstock, Il. 60098


  • Adults 18 and over: $15.00
  • Children under 18: $5.00

(Cash is preferred. Credit and Debit cards are not accepted)

Important information

All amateur examination applicants are required to provide an FCC Registration Number (FRN) to the Volunteer Examiners (VEs) BEFORE taking an amateur exam. This is necessary due to changes the FCC has made to its licensing system.

Social Security numbers are no longer accepted at exam sessions

First-time exam applicants MUST obtain a FCC Registration Number before taking the exam. For more information, visit FCC Registration Number (FRN) 

A FCC instructional video provides step-by-step instructions on how to obtain an FRN through the FCC’s COmmission REgistration System (CORES).

Amateur candidates who already have a FCC license, whether for the amateur radio or other service, already have an FRN and can use the same number. All prospective new FCC licensees, however, will be required to obtain an FRN before the examination and provide that number to the volunteer examiners on the Form 605 license application.