Ham Radio License Testing

RWK is proud to offer Amateur Radio License Exam testing as a service to our members and local community. Test sessions are conducted either in person and remotely by computer.

Remote Exam Sessions

RWK members conduct remote license exam sessions by computer using Zoom and HamStudy.org. See the right column to see our upcoming sessions, what you need to do, and how to register.

Remote license testing is fast and easy and in most cases you can have your new license in 1-2 days.

What Do You Need for Remote License Testing?

  • You need to have a good internet connection capable of supporting video conferencing.
  • You need to have a good webcam on your computer. In addition, you may be asked to use a cell phone as a second camera.
  • You will need a “clean” environment to take the exam in (one with nothing around that could be hiding cheat methods and one where nobody will be entering the room unexpectedly, which could void the exam). Surprisingly, many people choose to take their exam in their home bathroom.
  • While the exam is not time-limited, you will need enough uninterrupted time to finish – starting and stopping is not allowed. Many people can finish in just a few minutes, but you should be prepared to take as much time as you need.

In-Person License Exam Sessions

Note: In-Person Testing is temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 Pandemic – Please use one of our remote testing sessions.

RWK conducts in-person license exam sessions in Richardson on the third Thursday evening of each month as a service to the local community. The location is St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church, 1220 W. Beltline Rd, Richardson TX 75080. Time is from 7:00 P.M. until about 9:00 P.M. Click this LINK for the map.

You will find full instructions and what to bring to your exam at: http://www.arrl.org/what-to-bring-to-an-exam-session

If you currently hold a license and are attempting to upgrade, be sure to bring your license plus one copy to the exam session. Also, there have been FCC rule changes that allow former hams to gain license test credit in certain instances.

Get Your Ham Radio License!

Upcoming License Testing Sessions

To Register for a Test Session

  1. Select a session from the above list of scheduled sessions and click on the registration link for that session.
  2. Complete your registration with hamstudy.org and receive your exam PIN via email.
  3. Pay for your exam session here (click the Buy Now button) – you can pay with your PayPal account or Credit/Debit card.

    Ham Radio License Testing

    $14.00
  4. Review the instructions for remote testing: here

NOTE: If you have not paid or have not followed the remote testing instructions, we cannot administer your exam. Testing fees are non-refundable.

Register at one of these sessions