License Exams

Amateur Radio License examination sessions are held by the MARC for anyone wishing to obtain or upgrade their FCC Amateur Radio License. Our Volunteer Examiner team is accredited by the ARRL VEC. We ask that if you are interested in taking a License exam with us, please pre-register to guarantee a seat. Anyone who does not pre-register will be considered a “walk-in” and must wait until all pre-registered applicants have been seated.

Exam Session Information

  • Exam Session Dates: we hold exam sessions on the 3rd Saturday of every odd-numbered month (e.g. January, March, May, etc).
  • Exam Session Time: exam sessions start at 8:30AM.
  • Exam Location: First Family First Baptist Church, 2790 Pulaski Hwy, Columbia, TN 38401 (in the Fellowship Hall)
  • What to Bring: $15 exam fee (unless already pre-registered), your FCC Regisration Number (FRN), and a photo ID. If you are an existing license holder upgrading to General or Extra, please bring a copy of your current license.
  • Contact: for questions or to pre-register contact Paul Kemp, WB0CJB (Volunteer Examiner Coordinator) at 931-388-6371 or 765-635-8915. You can also email Paul at

2021 Exam Session Test Dates

January 16

February 20

March 20

April 17

May 15

July 17

September Session Canceled

November Session Canceled

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