Classes & Exams

ARCNEM usually offers 3 courses each year geared towards the Technician, General, and Extra licenses. Classes are taught one evening per week for 7 weeks or more. Courses are conducted at the National Electronics Museum on Tuesday evenings, 6:30-9:30PM. Please arrive 15 minutes early the first evening to register.

Attendees are required to provide their own copy of the ARRL License Manual appropriate to the course being taught. These Manuals are available via ARRL and also Amazon.

At the conclusion of each course, a free exam session is held at which all levels of license examinations are offered. Exam sessions are typically held at the National Electronics Museum (see Visitor Info for location) at 6:30 p.m. the week after a course ends. Course participants and walk-ins are welcome (please arrive 15 minutes early to register). Bring photo ID and any current Amateur Radio license.

Exams are also given monthly at the Museum, on the 4th Tuesday (except December, when there is no exam date) by the Maryland Mobileers. These exams are also free and offered for Technician, General, and Amateur Extra Classes.

The 4th Tuesday exams begin between 6:00 - 6:30PM; you should arrive 15 minutes early to handle registration. Note that you will not be able to enter the Museum before 5:45PM. If you arrive after 6:30PM, you may not be allowed to begin the exam. Pre-registration is not required, but it is requested; contact Mike at Walk-ins are welcome.

The Operator's course is being offered starting Tuesday, September 26, 2016.
The next Technician Class course is being offered starting Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
The next General Class course is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.
Following the General Class course, the Extra Class course will be held in Spring 2017 (dates t.b.d).
Stay tuned for more detail about these classes.