What do I need for my HAM Exam?

In January 2024, the Palmetto Amateur Radio Club will start holding test sessions again. The exact dates and times will be announced soon.

If you are a HAM already, please complete this form so we can prepare your paperwork.

Otherwise, you will have to register for an FCC Registration Number. How to do that is described below. If you have any questions beyond the FRN, contact us at info@palmettoarc.org.

Getting an FCC Registration Number (FRN) in the Universal Licensing System (ULS)

Before requesting an FRN, you must establish a user name with the Commission Registration System (CORES) at https://apps.fcc.gov/cores/userLogin.do?csfrToken=. After creating and activating the CORES username, you can file for an FRN.

  1. Access CORES from the FCC Registration – Login page at this link:

  2. From the FCC Registration – Login page, click on REGISTER under “Need a Username?”

  3. Fill out the requested information and provide a valid email address. Then click “Create Account.”
    This email address will be your username when logging in to the FCC User Registration System and other systems using an FCC Username Account. Any notifications about your Username Account will be sent to the email address provided.

  4. Your FCC Username Account has been created, and you will be directed to a Create New Account – Confirmation page.

    Note: Your FCC Username Account will not be activated until you have verified the email address provided (please see steps 5-7).

  5. A confirmation email from FCCRegistration@fcc.gov will be sent to the email address provided as the username during the FCC Username Account creation. Access the email and follow the instructions within the email to activate your Username Account.

  6. Click on the confirmation link in the email from FCCRegistration@fcc.gov to verify the email address and activate your FCC Username Account.

  7. You will be directed to the Email Address Verification page. This page confirms that your email address has been verified, and you may now access CORES using your username and password.

    Note: An FCC Registration Number (FRN) is not automatically associated with your FCC Username Account. Click “Go to CORES” to access your Username Account and link an existing FRN to your Username Account or to register for a new FRN.

Once you have activated your new Username Account, you can register for a new FRN by clicking on the “Go To Cores” button on the Email Address Verification page or by going back to https://apps.fcc.gov/cores/userLogin.do, enter your username (email address) and password in the Username Login box and click the login button.

Step-by-step instructions on registering a new FRN are below.

  1. Access CORES from the FCC Registration – Login page at this link:

  2. Under the “Username Login”, enter your registered Username and Password. Then click “LOG IN”.

  3. Click on the “Register New FRN” link.

  4. Under “Are you registering as an entity or as an individual?” select either “An entity” or “An individual.” Under “Is your contact address within the United States or its territories?” select either “Yes” or “No”. Click “CONTINUE”.

    Note: If you register as an individual, you will be asked to select either a CORES FRN Registration or Restricted Use FRN. Restricted Use FRNs can only be used for reporting individuals on Form 323 and Form 323-E. Unless you are registering an FRN to use on Form 323 and Form 323-E, select CORES FRN Registration.

  5. Fill in the requested information; items noted with an * indicate required information. Then click “SUBMIT”.

  6. You will be directed to the FRN Registration Confirmation page. This page confirms that you have registered for a new FCC Registration Number (FRN).

    Note: Since you are logged in to CORES with your FCC Username Account, this new FRN registration will automatically link the new FRN to your Username Account and make you the default Administrator of the FRN. To log into other FCC systems requiring FRN and password, this FRN can be used with your Username-password.