License Exams

NARS offers ham license examinations at the Tomball Regional Hospital located at 605 Holderreith Blvd in Tomball, TX 77375. Please use the Main Hospital Entrance. Take the first hallway on left look for The Founders Room conference room. Parking is available to the right of the main entrance.

Exams are scheduled January through November on the fourth Saturday of the month at 8:30 A.M. Summer month (June thru August) exams may be cancelled or rescheduled as required. Additional exams may be scheduled throughout the year as necessary. Special exams will be announced here.

Anyone who wants to observe and/or participate in a session is always welcome. Please check the monthly newsletter to confirm that there will be an exam session during the month and to confirm the exact date and time, as well as a possible location change.

If you want to learn more about becoming a volunteer examiner, or have questions about the exam, please contact Ron Matusek, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please be sure to bring the following items to the exam session:

  • Identification:
    • One legal photo ID (identification):
      • State Driver’s License
      • Student School Photo ID card
    • If no photo ID is available, two forms of identification are required. Acceptable identification may be any two (2) of the following:
      • Birth certificate (must have the appropriate seal)
      • Social security card
      • School ID card
  • Your FCC issued Federal Registration Number (FRN) or your Social Security number.

VEC’s are required by the FCC to submit either your FRN or your SSN with your license application form. If you prefer not to give your SSN at the exam session, please register your SSN with the FCC before exam day. 

Once you have the FCC issued FRN, you may no longer use your SSN on the application. For instructions on how to register your SSN with the FCC and receive your FRN, visit the FCC Registration instructions page.

  • If you currently hold an Amateur Radio License, bring a photocopy of your current Amateur Radio license, a reference copy printed out from the FCC website, or the license information printed from ARRL website or QRZ website,
  • If you have if you have previously taken the exam for any class of license, bring the original(s) and photocopy(s) of the Certificates of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) you may hold from previous exam sessions. A copy will be retained by the VEC.
  • Two number two pencils with erasers and a pen.
  • A calculator with the memory erased and formulas cleared is allowed.
  • A check, a money order, or cash to cover the exam session fee(s). The exam fee is $15.00 for each exam.

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 Tomball Regional Hospital





 Volunteer Examiners