Valley Center CERT



Amateur Radio License Classes and Study Materials

Periodically throughout the year Valley Center Amateur Radio Club offers free license preparation classes. These classes cover all of the exam questions with explanations for each. The classes are a adjunct for study and should not be considered the only method of study. There are also a variety of online study materials as well as books, etc.

This section will cover the necessary study materials and classes.

The VCARC classes are provided free of charge and are given in North County San Diego including Carlsbad, Valley Center, Escondido, Pala, and other locations. The classes are conducted Thursday evenings from 6:00pm until 8:00pm for 5 consecutive weeks or on two half consecutive Saturdays. The exam is given the week following the last class (week 6). Please check the Calendar and Upcoming Events page for times and locations. You can also send an inquiry e-mail from the Contact Us page.

In addition to the classes you should also spend time studying online material. Here are some links to various sites. Most of them are free, but you will need to register to use some of them (Ham Study is our favorite!):




Ham Study

Click HERE to download a PowerPoint presentation as to how to use Ham Study.