The ARRL Gainesville VE Team host ham radio license examinations normally on the 1st Saturday of even numbered months.

Test dates for 2021 are:

Feb. 6, 2021, 1:00PM
Apr. 3, 2021, 1:00PM
Jun. 5, 2021, 1:00PM
Aug. 7, 2021, 1:00PM
Oct. 2, 2021, 1:00PM
Dec. 4, 2021, 1:00PM

Due to COVID-19, 2021 tests are being held at the Waldo City Square in Waldo, FL. You must pre-register to attend a test session. All test takers and Volunteer Examiners shall wear a face covering over their nose and mouth at the test venue.

If you are new to amateur radio, you must pre-register for an FCC Registration Number (FRN) to use instead of your Social Security Number on any of the forms. You can register for an FRN online in about 5 minutes here:

Special exam sessions and disability accommodations can be arranged depending on circumstances and availability of Volunteer Examiners.

All exams are graded immediately on completion and candidates will be informed of the result before they leave. Retesting of a failed exam element is allowed, but this is considered a separate test, which requires an additional $15 exam fee. The VE team provides scratch paper and neccesary forms with the test packet. Calculators are allowed, but may not be programmed with electronic formulas. For more information or to register for an exam contact the VE team liaison:

Alachua County
Amateur Radio License Examinations
Links to testing resources:
Testing Places
What to Bring

Allan West
352-328-2359 cell