Applying for an Exam

The Next Exam

Due to the current public health situation, it is not possible to hold exams at present.  Arrangements for holding exams will be made as soon as possible.

Enquiries to: Joe Ryan

Organisational Arrangements

Under an agreement with ComReg, IRTS is responsible for setting, organising and correcting the Amateur Station Licence Exam.  The exam is usually held in the ComReg Offices in Dublin but, where the numbers warrant it, exams can be held at other centres.

Exams are normally held twice yearly, in May / June and November / December.

The Exam Paper

The exam consists of a question paper of 60 multiple-choice questions divided into two main sections; the first section focuses on regulations and related issues, the second section covers the theory side of amateur radio.

The time allowed is two hours.  The pass mark is 60% and a pass is required in each of the two main sections of the paper.

Find out more about the exam syllabus here.

An online Course Guide is available here.

Exam candidates who feel they could benefit from assistance with any aspect of the syllabus are invited to contact the Secretary, who will try to put them in touch with a radio club in their area that may be able to help.