Olympia Amateur Radio Society Exam Page

We are holding Amateur Radio exams on the third Wednesday of each month January through November at 6PM. The current fee for taking the exam is $15.00.

We recommend taking practice exams before taking the exam. If one can take the practice exam and consistently score at least 90%, one should be ready to pass the actual exam. Some practice exams may be found at
http://kb0mga.net/exams, http://aa9pw.com/radio, and http://www.eham.net/exams

All elements will be available


The American Red Cross
2618 12th Court SW
Olympia, WA

What to bring:

Ballpoint Pen and Pencils
- We will clear memories of programmable calculators if they are to be used on the exam.
!! Due to the ability of some cell phones to browse the internet, we cannot allow the use of cell phone calculators. !!
Social Security Number, Tax Identification Number, or FRN - Required by FCC
Legal Photo Identification - To protect your security, please do not leave copies with us.
Examination fee ($15.00) - Cash or check made out to ARRL/VEC
Originals and copies of any paperwork being claimed for credit - If applicable

Paperwork claimed for credit includes unexpired CSCEs, current license, and proof of General Class licensure prior to 1987.

The examinaton fee is good for taking all elements until one is failed. To retake after failing will require another examination fee.

Social Security number, Tax ID number, or FRN:

The FCC requires any entity doing business with it to have an FRN. To obtain an FRN prior to taking an examination, please go to the FCC's webpage http://wireless.fcc.gov/uls and clicking on the Register link.


Now there is no requirement for Morse Code for any amateur radio license. Existing Technician class licensees receive the new privileges automatically.

Exam study guides, question pools, VE manual, and Miscellaneous forms can be found here

Questions about exam or problems with this web page, please email us