Amateur Radio (Ham) License Levels:

Technician Class – Element 2 (2018 – June 30, 2022)
Questions Pool: 423
Test Questions: 35
# Correct for Passing: 26
# Incorrect and Pass: 9
Passing: 74% or better
General Class – Element 3 (2019 -June 30, 2023)
Questions Pool: 454
Test Questions: 35
# Correct for Passing: 26
# Incorrect and Pass: 9
Passing: 74% or better
Extra Class – Element 4 (2016 – June 30, 2020)
Questions Pool: 712
Test Questions: 50
# Correct for Passing: 37
# Incorrect and Pass: 13
Passing: 74% or better
(New Extra Class Test begin July 1, 2020 and expire June 30, 2024)

*Element 1 – Morse Code – Not required since February 23, 2007.
**See band plan for each License class.

Applicants as young as five years old have passed examinations and were granted licenses. Operator licenses are divided into different classes, each of which corresponds to an increasing degree of knowledge and corresponding privileges.

License Testing Dates for 2020

Exam begins at 9:00 a.m.
Please arrive by 8:30.


February 08, 2020 at MUSC Health Florence Medical Center (Formerly Carolinas Hospital)
VE Schedule for February’s Exam

April 11, 2020 at MUSC Health Florence Medical Center (Formerly Carolinas Hospital) 
This Exam has been CANCELLED.
VE Schedule for April’s Exam

October 10, 2020 at MUSC Health Florence Medical Center (Formerly Carolinas Hospital)
VE Schedule for October’s Exam

December 12, 2020 at MUSC Health Florence Medical Center (Formerly Carolinas Hospital)
VE Schedule for December’s Exam

We test at:
MUSC Health Florence Medical Center (Formerly Carolinas Hospital)
805 Pamplico Highway
Classroom 1, Second Floor
Medical Mall B
Florence, SC

The test fee for the SESSION is $10.00.  SESSION means that as long as you keep passing, you can continue taking higher level tests for the ORIGINAL Session fee.  We have had two persons who came into a Test Session with nothing and left with their Extra, so it is possible.  You may want to study ahead to the next level and try to take it after you have passed the level you for which you originally came in.

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Warning: Extra Class Manual 12th edition needed for test starting July 1, 2020.

Practice Tests

ARRL Practice (free account required)
QRZ.com
eHam.net
aa9pw.com
HamExam.org
HamStudy.org

Notice

The FCC is now requiring new applicants for their Ham Radio license to register with the CORES system and obtain a FRN prior to taking their test(s). Please go to https://www.fcc.gov/rofrn for the complete details of the process. The primary purpose of this change is to protect your Social Security Number and to provide a good way for the FCC to contact you if it is necessary.


For more information please send an e-mail.