Amateur Radio

VE Examinations
In the amateur radio system, three written examination elements (2, 3, and 4) establish operator class of license granted. For each operator class, an applicant must pass the elements indicated:
Operator Class Written Elements Required
Technician Element 2
General Element 2, 3
Amateur Extra Element 2, 3, 4

Written Elements

Each written examination establishes the level of operational and technical ability in performing properly the responsibilities of an amateur service licensee.
Each written examination consists of a set of questions:
Element Operator Privileges Questions Minimum Passing Score
2 Technician Class 35 26
3 General Class 35 16
4 Amateur Extra Class 50 37