ARRL / VEC License Examinations


Sponsored by Yavapai Amateur Radio Club

The Yavapai Amateur Radio club offers FCC amateur radio license exams for all license classes approximately semi-monthly, provided we are able to maintain a venue. Please pre-register, and we will let you know the location prior to the test date. We apologize for the inconvenience brought about by the pandemic situation.

Here is the schedule for upcoming license exams. Exams are held on the following Saturdays, beginning at  9:00 AM.

  • 12-03-2022
  • 02-04-2023
  • 04-01-2023
  • 06-03-2023
  • 08-05-2023
  • 10-07-2023
  • 12-02-2023

If you have a question or problem, e-mail

Prior to the Test

***Follow these simple steps to your new license***


Click here to pre-register online
Applicants for Technician License must complete step 2 before submitting pre-registration. Pre-registration must be completed at least 48 hours prior to the test.


You will be required to enter your Federal Registration Number (FRN) on the application form and test sheet.  If you will be taking the Technician exam you will need to pre-apply for an FRN in advance of the test session.  You do not have to hold any kind of license to apply for an FRN.  This may be done on-line at:
If you are taking the General or Extra Class exam, you will already have an FRN number and it will show on the front of your license.
FCC will be charging you $35 for a new license that needs to be paid before they will give you a license. If you are upgrading to a General or Extra license with this testing, you will not be charged for the upgrade.


Anyone with special needs, please call Don WB7TPH at 928-775-4690 or e-mail a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the test date. We will do everything we can to accommodate you.


Come to the test location on time. Tests are administered at the Jeep Posse Building at 1200 Commerce Dr. Prescott, AZ. (Behind the skating rink at Pioneer Park) Look for the tower structure, with antennas, on the backside of the building.

Bring the following items to the test:

  • Photo I.D.
  • $15.00 (Correct change please, or checks made payable to Yavapai ARC)
  • Blue or black pen, and two #2 pencils and eraser
  • Calculator.  If you plan on using one, the memory must be cleared.  Cell phones cannot be used as calculators.  No exceptions!
  • Current license.  If you are upgrading, you MUST bring the signed original of your current license and a photocopy of the same license.

Current Question Pools

  • The current Technician Class (Element 2) question pool that became effective July 1, 2022, is valid until June 30, 2026.
  • The current General Class (Element 3) question pool that became effective July 1, 2019, is valid until June 30, 2023
  • The current Amateur Extra Class (Element 4) question pool that became effective July 1, 2020, is valid until June 30, 2024.