Testing Sessions

Central Iowa Testing Opportunities

Exam Candidates are REQUIRED to register in the FCC CORES system and receive a Federal Registration Number (FRN) before exam day. Bring the FRN with you on exam day. The FCC CORES User Account and Registration page is https://apps.fcc.gov/cores

The FCC requires a $35 application fee for new, renewal, rule waiver, and modification applications that request a new vanity call sign. More information is available at https://www.arrl.org/fcc-application-fee. This fee is in addition to session exam fees noted below.


2023 Dates: Oct 22
2024 Dates: Jan 28, Apr 21, July 21, Oct 20
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Ames Public Library, Danfoss Room
Address: 515 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50010
Exam Fee: FREE
Pre-registration is REQUIRED: https://hamstudy.org/sessions/amesia
More info at http://www.w0yl.com/ve-team


2023 Dates: Feb 11, Apr 8, Jun 10, Aug 12, Oct 14, Dec 9
also testing at Boone Hamboree, Oct 7 (http://www.3900club.com/hamboree.php)
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Boone Pioneer Center
Address: 1112 Story street, Boone, IA
Talk-In: 146.850
Exam Fee: $15
Contact: Steve Huffman, N0NEU, 515-432-4006
Email: (his call sign)@arrl.net


2023 Dates: Mar 19, May 21, Jul 16, Sep 17, Nov 19
Time: 1:00 PM (No walk-ins, Please call/email ahead to register)
Location: Johnstone Supply Company classroom
Address: 11000 Justin Drive, Urbandale, IA
Not Handicapped Accessible
Exam Fee: $15
Contact: Rick Allen, N0CFL, home = 515-795-2162 or cell = 515-451-4148
Email: (his call sign)@arrl.net


2023 Dates: Mar 4, May 6, Aug 5, Dec 2
Time: Check-in 10:00 AM (No walk-ins, Please call/email ahead to register)
Location: Marshall County Emergency Management Office
Third Floor Emergency Operations Center
Address: 2369 Jessup Ave, Marshalltown, IA
Exam Fee: $15
Contact: Brian Krumm, N0MXK, 641-751-2492
Email: (his call sign)@arrl.net

Further Info

Other Iowa testing opportunities can be found on the ARRL Exam Sessions for Iowa page.