Ham Radio License Testing

Our team has moved from paper testing to electronic testing




The K5TFH Volunteer Examiner (VE) testing team is proud to offer Amateur Radio License Exam
testing as a service to our club members and our community.

Test sessions are conducted in person on electronic devices that we provide.


Candidate using a tablet to take an
in-person ham radio license exam
(Photo: W5MDB)

** Walk-ins are welcome, but you must register online **

Exams are conducted through W5YI Licensing Services Inc.
The fee for an exam session is
$14 (cash only at this time)

Please read our detailed instructions on what you need,
what is expected and a full overview of the exam process on our
In-person Testing Instructions Page

Exams will be conducted at the SARA Clubhouse in Greenwood, LA.

Check-in and testing begins at 0830 AM

The FCC requires all applicants for amateur radio licenses to obtain an
FRN number before registering for the exam.

Obtain your FRN here


Here you can watch FCC CORES tutorial videos on how to use the system.

On exam day bring the following items:

1) You are required to provide your FRN (see above regarding FRN) as well as a valid email address during registration.

2) A legal photo ID:

  • Government Issued Driver’s License
  • Government Issued Identification Card
  • Military/Law Enforcement ID
  • US Passport
  • Student School ID

    — If no photo ID is available, two forms of identification must be presented:

  • Non-photo ID/drivers license
  • Birth Certificate
  • Utility bill or bank statement showing the person’s current address as it appears on Form 605
  • Students/Minors without a photo ID need to bring only one of the above items if a legal guardian presents their photo ID; otherwise two non-photo IDs are required.

3) A basic calculator is allowed (No scientific, graphing, or cell phone calculators will be allowed)

4) Pencil and scratch paper will be provided (for jotting down formulas, etc)

5) Exam session fee $14.00 (cash only)
— exact change will help us tremendously speed up your check-in process

For further information, contact:

Tim Hall K5TFH (CVE)
(318)505-9725

Billy Netherland K5BWN (Co-CVE)
TEXT (318)525-7209