Alternate Testing Sites

Nearby Exam Groups



We occasionally receive requests to take an exam from individuals who live outside of the Redding area. We never turn anyone away but we want to let those candidates know that there might be other groups offering amateur radio licensing exams closer to where they live.

We try to keep this information up to date. From time to time, testing groups and/or contact information may change. We recommend that you also check the ARRL's website to locate nearby exam sessions.

So, with that in mind, here are some other amateur radio groups who provide licensing exams.

North of Redding

The Siskiyou County Amateur Radio Association offers exams on an as-needed basis.

South of Redding

The Golden Empire Amateur Radio Society, or GEARS, is located in Chico. They offer exams in even-numbered months.

East of Redding

The Shingletown ARRL VE Team offers Amateur Radio Licensing Exams. Normally, the exams are held at 8:00 AM on the third Saturday of even-numbered months at the Open Door Community Church, at 33883 State Highway 44, Shingletown, CA. Contact Dar Walker W6IO.

The Lassen Amateur Radio Club offers exams on an as-needed basis. To schedule an exam, please send an e-mail to k6lrc@qsl.net.

West of Redding

Exams are being offered by the Humboldt Amateur Radio Club in odd-numbered months.