Amateur Radio License: Testing Info

On March 23, 2022, The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced in MD Docket No. 20-270, that new application fees for Wireless Telecommunications Bureau applications will become effective on April 19, 2022.

These fees apply to applications for Amateur Radio licenses including those associated with filing Form 605.

The docket can be found online at,

Effective April 19th, a $35.00 fee will apply to most applications for new, modification, renewal, and vanity call sign applications.

There will be no fee for administrative updates, such as a change of mailing or email address. The fees will be the responsibility of the applicant regardless of filing method and must be paid within 10 calendar days of FCC's receipt of the application. For applications filed by a VEC, the period does not begin until the application is received by the Commission, a ULS file number assigned, and an email sent by the FCC directly to the applicant.

VECs and Volunteer Examiner (VE) teams will not collect the fees ($35.00), or become involved in any way except to conduct exam sessions as usual.

New and upgrade candidates at an exam session will continue to pay the $10 exam session fee to the WCARS-VE team as usual, and pay the new, $35 application fee directly to the FCC by using the CORES FRN Registration system.


Willard - W4HZD

WCARS/VEC, Inc. never sleeps

BTW, Willard is testing April but will not be testing in May

So get to studying!

"Volunteer Examiners" Test is for your Amateur Radio License

The Radio Amateur Club of Knoxville normally offers testing sessions the third Saturday of each month.

Tests are usually conducted at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church on Merchants Drive in North Knoxville.

Wallace Memorial Baptist Church

701 Merchant Dr, Knoxville, TN 37912

  • Pre-registration is required. Please pre-register prior to 1 pm on Wednesdays. Register Here

  • Bring your current license (if you have one) and a government issued picture ID.

  • Please arrive at 9:30 a.m. at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church

  • Enter through the West door marked Worship Center

  • Exams start promptly at 10:00 a.m. Signs will be posted to direct you.

  • The cost is $10.00 payable by cash or check.

Register Here

Thanks to Jamie W4ABE for attached exam help files