In 2014, the FCC announced revisions to the Part 97 Amateur Radio rules governing exam credit to former licensees.
The Commission announced that it would grant examination credit for written elements 3 (General) and 4 (Amateur Extra) to holders of “expired licenses that required passage of those elements.”
The FCC will require former licensees falling outside the 2-year grace period to pass Element 2 (Technician) in order to be re-licensed.
Those who once held an Advanced license, would be granted examination credit for written element 3 (General).
To take advantage of the new rule, holders of expired licenses must attend an exam session. There they would present a photo ID and their expired license proof, pay the $15 exam session processing fee and take the Technician exam.
More information can be found on the ARRL’s web page at:
and under the Exam Element Credit tab at:
If you have questions regarding this new rule, contact your local Volunteer Examiner team.