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

Test dates for 2024 are:

February 3, 2024 TIME: 13:00
April 6, 2024 TIME: 13:00
June 1, 2024 TIME: 13:00
August 3, 2024 TIME: 13:00
October 5, 2024 TIME: 13:00
December 7, 2024 TIME: 13:00

Our testing session begins at 1:00 p.m. in the former Media Center in the Waldo City Square. Please be sure to arrive a little early, as we do not allow late test takers to enter after the test session starts.

If you're mapping the route, use this address for the correct campus:
14450 NE 148th Ave, Waldo, FL 32694

There is a lined parking lot in the Southwest corner of this campus. The Media Center is just east of the main building. Signage will be posted leading to it from the parking lot.

NEW-NEW-NEW (2023), also applies 2024 and beyond.
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

Contact information: Allan West
352-328-2359 cell