You will also find on this website the Amateur radio exam generator , which is a learning tool for prospective Amateurs and accredited examiners. In order to take the exam, you must contact an accredited examiner in your area. Contact information can be found on the Accredited examiners page. A candidate who fails an exam may be retested as often as necessary.
Amateur Certification — Fact Sheet - Spectrum management and telecommunications
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Amateur Certification — Fact Sheet
Traditionally, amateur radio operators were issued two separate authorizations; an Amateur Radio Operator Certificate and a radio station licence. The Amateur Radio Operator Certificate was issued for life and had no fee associated with it, while the radio station licence was issued on a yearly basis and a licence renewal fee was charged. This certificate is the sole authorization required to operate amateur radio apparatus in the amateur radio service. Although it is no longer necessary for amateurs to renew their licence annually, they are required to inform Industry Canada of any changes in their mailing address.
It is a not-for-profit membership association with headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, representing the interests of Amateur Radio all across Canada. Speaking on behalf of Canadian Radio Amateurs, RAC provides liaison with government agencies and carries the Amateur voice about regulatory and spectrum issues to the discussion table with government and industry leaders, nationally and internationally. The organization publishes a bimonthly magazine distributed to members called The Canadian Amateur. RAC also sponsors a representative at the World Radiocommunication Conferences in Geneva, Switzerland to protect existing spectrum and open new spectrum such as the recent allocation at 60 metres at WRC The organization also acts as a consultatory body to municipal , provincial , and federal government bodies in matters concerning the Amateur Radio Service.