The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) licenses Amateur Radio operators in the United States and it's possessions. The FCC currently issues three classes of Amateur license: Technician; General; Extra. The basic license class, Technician, requires 26 or more correct answers to a test consisting of 35 questions, randomly drawn from a pool of 350+ questions. .

Amateur Radio licensing classes are held periodically throughout the year, at various locations in the Low Country. If you are seeking a licensing class OR your organization would like to host a licensing class, please contact Berkeley ARES® at with the Subject line: Amateur Radio Licensing
Many persons successfully self-study for Technician license exam. The recommended study manual is The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual, available from the American Amateur Radio League (ARRL) for $29.95 plus shipping. Mentors, called "Elmers" in hamspeak, are available to assist you in your studies.
Ham Radio License Manuals:
There are on-line sites which allow you to practice answering the exam questions. Follow the instruction, on the site, for maximum effectiveness:

FCC License testing is held monthly on the third Wednesday in Goose Creek, SC. Testing fee is $12.00.
For details of requirements and currently scheduled testing sessions:

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