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SEMARC-sponsored ARRL Volunteer Examiner Test Sessions

Testing Schedule for 2023

(Third Saturday)


January 21
February 18
March 18
April 15
May 20
June 17
July 15
August 19
September 16
October 21
November 18
December -- NONE

NOTICE: Effective September 1, 2023 we have a NEW LOCATION.

All test sessions are held at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 7000 Hinton Avenue South in Cottage Grove, MN starting at 9:00 a.m. Please arrive 10 minutes early.

The charge for each session is $15.00, or $5.00 for candidates younger than 18-years old. Proof of under-18 status is required at the session. All persons taking any test MUST show their government-issued photo ID or passport.

An additional fee of $35.00 is required by the FCC before you receive your license. This fee does not apply to license upgrades. This fee is NOT payable at the time of the test. Visit FCC www.arrl.org/fcc-application-fee for more information.

Applicants must provide their FCC Registration Number (FRN) before taking any test. You can apply for a FRN at this link.

Applicants must provide an email address before taking any test.

Licensed hams who are upgrading MUST bring their original and a photocopy of their Amateur Radio License and/or CSE's.

ARRL Youth Licensing Grant Program:
The American Radio Relay League will cover the one-time $35 application fee for new license candidates younger than 18-years old for tests administered under the ARRL VEC program. The $35 FCC application fee will be reimbursed after the new license has been issued by the FCC. Visit the ARRL website for the program instructions and reimbursement form at www.arrl.org/youth-licensing-grant-program

To reserve a spot or need more information call SEMARC at  651-769-0358

or email Dan Franz at wd0gup@hotmail.com

SEMARC Website Edited by Dick Roberts NØUC and Joe Hibberd W3QLC