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Classes – Exams


Are you thinking about upgrading your license, or know someone who is preparing to take his or her first licensing exam? Maybe an existing ham that wants to upgrade their license? Exams are generally given on an “as needed” basis.

Contact the coordinator for your island to schedule a test.

St. Croix – Standing exam times are one hour before the monthly club meeting mentioned elsewhere in this bulletin, however this must be arranged in advance with Fred Kleber, NP2X/K9VV (

St. John – Exams are usually held twice yearly, in the spring and fall. Please contact Mal Preston, NP2L, at

St. Thomas – To take an exam, or find out about becoming a Volunteer Examiner, contact Peter Sinkowski, KP2US, at The St. Thomas exam sessions usually held by arrangement at VITEMA near the STT airport.

For all exams, applicants must bring the following:

* Government issued photo ID. (Driver’s license, military ID, passport, etc.)
* Social Security number or taxpayer ID (TIN) number if you are a US citizen or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence or US employment. (If possible, non US residents should contact the FCC at (202) 414-1250 (202) 414-1250 FREE or email them at to obtain an Alternate TIN (ATIN) prior to the exam).
* If upgrading please bring your (original copy) valid US amateur license OR completion certificate (CSCE) to claim element credit.
* Required fee of $15.00. (The prevailing rate may have changed, check on-line)

Also, if you have an FRN (FCC Registration Number), please use that instead of your social security number on your form 605. If you don’t, the FCC will reject your application. To obtain your FRN number, go to the following link & enter your callsign, if any:

Of course, if you don’t have an FRN, then of course use your SSN.