General Class License

Class Information

In-person classes meet over two sessions (Saturday & Sunday) and will cover all of the information needed to pass your FCC Amateur Radio General Class license exam. (Click here for Schedule of Classes)

An online course option is being developed.

Class Sessions

We will be meeting on Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm.

In-person class location is TBD

Food service is not available on site. Lunch is 45 minutes and is a good opportunity to chat. I recommend bringing a bag lunch so you can take advantage of the conversation.


I use the ARRL General Class book as the student manual and study guide. Each student is responsible for obtaining this manual before the class begins. Since this is a two-day class, with lots of material to cover, students are expected to read the entire manual before the class begins.

You are reading for familiarity not a deep understanding of the material. Make notes on any questions you may have as you read through the manual so we can go over them during the class as needed. The manual is not included in the class fee.

Purchase the manual online




The $15 ARRL-VEC testing fee is not included with the class. Please be sure to have $15, exact change, in cash. The VE team does not accept credit or debit cards of any kind.

Please do not include the examination fee with your class registration.

The Small Print

Each class requires a minimum of 5 students enrolled for it to take place. The minimum number of students must be pre-registered at least 5 days before the start date of a class (by 5 pm on Monday before the first day of class) or the class may be canceled.

If the number of registrations drops below the minimum due to student cancellations before the Monday before class, it may be canceled.

In the event of a class cancellation, all student enrollments will be refunded.

Student cancellations after 5 pm on Monday before class will not be refunded. Student cancellations the Monday before class before 5 pm, or earlier, will be refunded.

Special Sessions may have different deadlines, usually with more lead time due to logistical and venue commitments. With special group classes, the deadline date will also be the refund deadline meaning, student cancellations after the deadline will not be refunded.

Contact me if you have any questions about group classes.


To enroll in a class, please PayPal** the class fee ($30 per person) Be sure to include your full name, which class you are registering for, and your FRN number. (see The FCC section below for more details on FRN numbers)

** You do not need to have a PayPal account. PayPal is my merchant account processor for credit and debit cards.

If I have not received your payment, you are not registered. I will send you a confirmation of registration within 24 hours of receiving payment.

I do not accept checks as payment for classes.

If you have any questions please email me at


If for some reason you don’t already have an FRN number, I highly recommend creating your account on the FCC Commission Registration System site before registering for a class. They will issue your FRN when you register and it only takes a couple of minutes.

If you will be testing with my VE group, Civil Defense Communications Auxiliary, on the third Tuesday of every month 7-9 PM, you will need your FRN to take the exam. See the Exam page for details.

Your Instructor

Thank you for choosing me as your instructor for this step in your journey.

Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have.


Page Updated 23 September 2020

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