Recommended Training


  • The REACT EComm Course is free to take, but a fee applies if you wish to take the exam and obtain a certificate of successful completion. We urge all REACT members to use this as a part of their team’s regular training.
  • ARRL courses require an up front fee to take the course.
  • FCC courses are at no charge.
  • FEMA / EMI courses training is available at no charge, this may be a requirement in your region (by FEMA or other governmental agency controlled disaster area) before allowing you to respond as an official volunteer.
  • National Weather Service – Skywarn training is available at no charge. Classes are coordinated by your local National Weather Service Office.
  • The Ham Radio Study Guide is a free document to study, but the actual exam test by your local certified team of Volunteer Examiners (called a VE team) will have a fee applicable. Typical test fee is around $14 per test session. If you study ahead, you can take the Technician, General and Extra exams in the same session for the one fee, but if you need to retake one of the exams after failing it, you will have to pay a second fee in order to take it a second time.