Classes and Testing

Amateur radio instruction and exams

Several radio clubs in and around Snohomish county offer classroom instruction to assist interested individuals in learning what they need to know in order to pass their amateur license test. Most of these classes take place in a single weekend or over just a couple of weekends and include a special exam session immediately following course material review on the last day. While classroom instruction is not a requirement, some people find it quite helpful.

There are also some excellent online learning tools available. One such tool can be found at Ham Test You will need to register to use this tool but registering is free and is a trustworthy site that, in our experience, does not spam.

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) publishes self-study books for getting your amateur radio license. ARRL License Study The ARRL's study materials can be purchased from their online store, at other online booksellers, book stores, and many ham radio stores. They may be available at your local library as well.

Gordon West / W5YI is another source for study materials.  W5YI

VE Testing

The Snohomish County HAMS Club conducts regular VE test sessions monthly at the Bakerview Community Center Building at 1401 Poplar Street in north Everett. Testing takes place on the fourth Saturday of every month (EXCEPT December). Test time is 10:00 AM.
The specific dates are on the Calendar page.

For more information on these test sessions please see the SCHC's website.SCHC VE Testing

Testing requires a government issued identification card, $15.00 for the test fee, photocopies of your license(s), and any CSCEs that you have.

Other clubs in the area that periodically (if not regularly) offer Ham Radio License classes and/or testing include:

Boeing Employees Amateur Radio Operators North Society BEARONS


Stanwood-Camano Amateur Radio Club (SCARC) SCARC

If your club or organization offers Amateur Radio licensing classes or VEC testing in or near Snohomish County, please let us know so we can mention it here.

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