Snohomish ACS offers Amateur Radio Technician Class license courses around the County on request. The course includes the textbook, classroom instruction and the FCC license exam over a single weekend (other times as needed). This is everything you need to get your amateur radio license. We use the Gordon West Technician Class Study Manual published by W5YI.

You can bring food or there are plenty of local lunch options and coffee will be provided. The course fee is $40 and includes the book, course materials and FCC test fee. If you have your own book, the fee is $20 and you are also welcome to simply come test (all license classes are available) for $14. If you would like to test and aren't attending the class, we recommend contacting us in advance so we can provide entry details and we know you're coming. Registration for the course is required for us to insure we have enough materials. You can register by completing the online registration form.

Previous Event

Event Date: August 18, 2021, 8am - 5pm

August 20, 2021, 8am - 5pm

Location: Arlington City Council Chambers, 110 East 3rd Street Arlington WA 98223

Max Class Size: 20

If you have any questions email us at SnohomishACS at

There are online study materials and practice tests at Ham Test Online and Ham Study. We also have a short study guide available for download. The study guide is focused on material that appears multiple times in the question pool and simply must be memorized. You are welcome to preview or review the course Powerpoint slides here.

Other classes and test sessions are available around the area and can be found at The pandemic has severely limited the number of in-person test sessions but online testing is now available. There are a large number of test sessions available but they require a reservation. Ham Study has a list of available testing sessions.

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