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.

 In June testing will be at the Knoxville Ham fest.

In July, testing will be resume being conducted at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church on Merchants Drive in North Knoxville on the second Saturday of each month.  Testing on August 12

Wallace Memorial Baptist Church 

701 Merchant Dr, Knoxville, TN 37912 

Register Here

Thanks to Jamie  W4ABE for attached exam help files