License Course

Getting your Ham License

Next in-person class March 23-24, 2024

Snohomish ACS offers Amateur Radio Technician Class license courses around the County on request.  The course includes classroom instruction and the FCC license exam over two days (a single weekend).  This is everything you need to get your amateur radio license.  We use the Amateur Radio Technician Class Licensing book by Stephen Horan available on Amazon.  You are welcome to purchase it directly from Amazon in advance of the course.

You can bring food or there are plenty of local lunch options and coffee will be provided.  The course fee is $30 and includes the book, course materials and FCC test fee.  If you have your own book, the fee is $15 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.  This course is now full.

Amateur Radio Technician Class (first level) Course

Event Date: March 23, 2024 8am - 5pm

March 24, 2024, 8am - 5pm

Location:  Snohomish Emergency Management, 720 80th St SW, Building A, Everett 98203

Max Class Size:  30

The FCC has added a licensing fee of $35 that is separate from the book, course and test fee.  Once you pass the test as part of the class, the FCC will contact you by email to pay the licensing fee directly to them.  The FCC requires applicants use their personal FCC Registration Number (FRN).  It is necessary to get an FRN before classIf you have any questions email us at SnohomishACS at  

There are online study materials and practice tests at Ham Test Online and Ham StudyWe 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.  The course slides are also available for download.

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.

Instruction with Visual Aids

Hands-On Examples

The Next Step After Getting Your License