FREE Laurel VEC In-Person Exam Session, FREE for all applicants, West Ashley, Charleston Amateur Radio Exam Team (CARET)
FREE amateur radio license exams for all levels of license (Technician Class, General Class, and Amateur Extra Class). You may take more than one test at the session.
Effective April 19, 2022, the FCC began charging a Congress-mandated license fee of $35 for amateur radio licenses. You will pay this fee directly to the FCC after you pass your tests with us. As always, we do not charge for our tests.
Pre-registration is required for tests at this small location.
You will be contacted via the email you use to register for the session.
Location: Reforge Charleston, inside Citadel Mall, next to Belk 2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd Charleston, SC 29407
Park at the Food Court at Citadel Mall. The exam is in the classroom at Reforge, which is next to Belk. This location is loud with mall noise including a children's indoor playground. If you do better testing in a quiet environment, we suggest our other test location. Candidates who have tested at Reforge say the noise did not impede their testing. Free ear plugs are available.
No time limit.
Please arrive by 2:55pm.
Please bring with you the following things:
Government-issued photo ID
A simple calculator with the memory cleared if you wish to use one (optional, but note that cell phones, tablets, and smart watches may not be used during the test)