The next Basic Training Course will start on Friday, January 31, 2020 and will run over several weekends (Friday evenings and all day Saturdays). Course dates are January 31/February 1, February 14/15, and February 28/29 with Friday classes running 18:30 to 21:00 and Saturday classes running 09:00 to 16:00. Lunch will be provided on Saturdays, with coffee, tea and water available all days.

At the end of the course you will have the opportunity to challenge the exam. If you cannot attend, or require extra study time, please make arrangements with the instructor for an alternate exam time.

Course cost is $120, which includes the course manual, handouts and lunches. The course is held at the NARC site at 200 - 92 avenue Strathcona County, which is accessed off 17 Street (Google Map). It is the site of the Cell tower at the end of 92 Avenue. Parking is available on site.

Payment, by cash or cheque, is due on day of first class (unfortunately we cannot accept electronic forms of payment).

To attend, please fill out the REGISTRATION FORM.

Download, print, and share the training class POSTER (PDF).


Unfortunately we do not have an advanced course scheduled at this time.


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For more information, please email our training director with your query.

The address of the NARC (VE6HM) site is 200 92 Avenue NW, Strathcona County and is accessed off of 17 Street.

About Amateur Radio Certificates

NARC can help you get your Amateur Radio Certificate by offering both Basic and Advanced level classes at various times throughout the year.

To earn your certificate with Basic Qualification, you’ll need to pass a written exam. This is a 70% pass-grade, 100-question multiple-choice test, covering such topics as radio operating practices, basic electrical theory, and the Radio communication regulations that apply to amateur radio. A mark of 80% or more gives the candidate the additional privileges of Basic Qualification with honours.

Candidates for the Advanced Qualification must pass a 70% pass-grade, 50-question multiple-choice examination covering electrical theory primarily related to the additional privileges granted to holders of the Advanced Qualification.

NARC offers both the Basic and Advanced Course when there is a large enough class size. Contact the training director using the online contact form.