Amateur Radio License examination sessions are held by the Maury Amateur Radio Club for anyone wishing to obtain or upgrade their FCC Amateur Radio License. Our Volunteer Examiner team is accredited by the W5YI VEC. We ask that if you are interested in taking a License exam with us that you please preregister to guarantee a seat. This helps us make sure we have enough volunteers on hand to administer the exams. Anyone who does not preregister and prepay will be considered a “walk-in” and must wait until all preregistered applicants have been seated.

Exam Session Information

  • Exam Session Dates: we usually hold exam sessions on the 3rd Saturday of every odd-numbered month (e.g. January, March, May, etc). Click here for the 2024 schedule.
  • Exam Session Time: exam sessions start at 9:00 AM.
  • Exam Location: South Gate Church of Christ, 2700 Pulaski Highway, Columbia TN 38401. We only offer in-person exam sessions at this time.

    What to Bring:
  • $14 exam fee (if not already prepaid); candidates younger than 18-years old pay a reduced exam session fee of $7. We accept cash or checks made payable to “Maury Amateur Radio Club”.
  • Your FCC Regisration Number (FRN).
  • A photo ID.
  • If you are an existing license holder upgrading to General or Extra, please bring a copy of your current license (not the CSCE).
  • You may bring a calculator, but you must clear the memory prior to taking your exam. Cell phones may not be used as calculators, and as a courtesy to others taking an exam we ask that they be turned off prior to starting the test. In addition, iPhones, iPads, Androids, smartphones, and all similar electronic devices with a calculator capability, may NOT be used.
  • We will provide pens, pencils, and scratch paper.

The initial exam fee pays for one attempt at each of the three exam elements. If a candidate fails an element at an exam session and wants to re-test for the same element, an additional fee will be required.

Exam fees will be refunded if we are forced to cancel the session due to circumstances beyond our control – inclement weather, power outage, etc.

Effective April 19, 2022 the FCC will charge a $35 fee for NEW license applications (not for upgrades to General or Extra class). This fee will be paid directly to the FCC once you pass your exam; we do not collect this fee at the test session.

2024 Exam Session Test Dates


February 3 (this was the rescheduled January test session).

March 16

May 18

July 20

September 21

November 16


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