Metro-Atlanta Amateur Radio Testing Locations

Metro Atlanta VE Groups: Send changes and updates to N4BFR @ arrl dot net.

Sessions are listed in chronological order for convenience. Check with the local clubs if there are potential conflicts with holidays, etc). See “What to Bring” list below.

FAQ: Sorry, no Metro-Atlanta groups offer Online Testing at this time.

First Wednesday – Time TBD
Roberts School,
Acworth (ARRL VEC)
Contact: Jodi Powell, AG4BK –

Fayetteville/Peachtree City:


First Saturday – EVEN Months (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec) – Time TBD
Clayton EOC
Contact: Butch Nitz, AF4FS

First Saturday – 1:00 PM
Ellijay, GA
Contact: Jack Bramblett, KK4IV

First Sunday – ODD Months (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov) – 2:00 PM
Tri-County ARC Testing, Braselton Public Utility Building
Brasleton (WCARS VEC)
Contact: Roger Gibson, WB4T

First Sunday – EVEN Months (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec) – Time TBD
Hall County, Hall County EOC
Contact: Perry Roper, KO4RD

First Sunday – EVEN Months (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec) – Time TBD
First Baptist Church on the Square
Contact: Richard Myers, AD4VS

Second Tuesday – 7:00 PM
Walton EMC
Contact: Wayne Taylor, WD3CCA

Second Saturday – ODD Months (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov) – 8:30 AM
Alford Memorial Radio Club, GMC Community Center
Stone Mountain

Second Saturday – 10:00 AM
North Fulton Amateur Radio League, Alpharetta Adult Activity Center
Contact: Ian Kahn

Second Sunday – 12:00 PM
Atlanta Radio Club
Dekalb-Peachtree Airport Administration Building – Community Room #227
(Opposite side of building from Downwind Restaurant)
2000 Airport Road, Atlanta, GA 30341
More Information at:
There is no charge for exams at this location.

Second Sunday – 2:00 PM
Gwinnett Amateur Radio Society,
EAA 690 Hangar – Gwinnett County Airport, Briscoe Field
690 Airport Road
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Fourth Sunday – 2:30 PM
Georgia Tech / Atlanta Radio Club Testing, Van Leer Electrical Building
Atlanta (ARRL VEC)
More Information at:

Fourth Monday – 6:30 PM
Paulding Count, Paulding County Chamber Of Commerce
Dallas (ARRL VEC)
By Appointment
Contact: Jim Phillips – KF4TCR –

By Appointment
Barrow Amateur Radio Club

What to bring to the exam?

New applicants should bring a FCC Registration Number (FRN) to the testing session. You can register for an FRN at the FCC’s website. Find instructions here.

Also Bring

Cash to cover the exam fee. (usually $15)
Pen and pencil
Calculator (optional) – please note: the memory will need to be cleared if it is a programmable type!


One (1) of these:
– Driver’s license or
– Passport or
– CAC or
– Other government-issued photo ID

OR Two (2) of these:
– Non-photo ID or driver’s license issued by a government
– Social Security Card
– Certified copy of birth certificate
– Minor’s work permit, school report card, school ID card or library card
– Utility bill, bank statement or other business correspondence that specifically names the person
– Postmarked envelope addressed to the person at his or her current mailing address as it appears on the Form 605

If you are already licensed, bring the ORIGINAL and a COPY of your License.

If you are claiming any credit for previous exams, bring the ORIGINAL and a COPY of your CSCE. (This is uncommon. If you have a license, bring that instead; see previous point.)

Did you know: When you pass your Technician exam, you will be offered the opportunity to take the General and Extra level tests at most sessions. As long as you keep passing, you can go from “Zero to Extra” in one session.

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Note: All items listed on this page are for reference only, not meant as an endorsement of a particular testing session or website