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

Test dates for 2018 are:

02/03/2018
04/07/2018
04/21/2018 (Hamfest @ Waldo Baptist Church hall at 10:30AM
06/02/2018
08/04/2018
10/06/2018
12/01/2018

Standard test sessions are held at Santa Fe College, beginning at 1:00pm in room P-160, Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606. Walk-Ins are welcome, but pre-registration for an exam is preferred.

Special exam sessions and disability accomodations 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 seperate 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
WA4JD@cookie.org
352-328-2359 cell