Getting a 9V Ham License

In Singapore the amateur radio licence is issued by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). The IMDA develops and regulates the converging infocomm and media sectors in Singapore.

Official Links and Forms

The requirements for Singaporeans and Visitors to get an amateur radio license are found in the IMDA Amateur Station Licence Application Guidelines.

If you plan to sit in for the written Radio Amateur Examination (RAE), the syllabus for the exam can be found in the Radio Amateur Handbook published by the IMDA. 

You can apply for the RAE using the RAE Registration Form EA100.  Examination usually takes place each first Saturday of the month, unless it is a public holiday.

Currently, radio amateur examination is suspended. You can apply for a IMDA Singapore license using a valid FCC license (Technician, General or Extra class). More information here.


Exemption from the electronic theory portion (Part II) of  examination is available, if you have a:

  • Recognized degree in Communication/Electronic/Electrical Engineering with study topics covering the syllabus of the RAE,
  • City and Guilds of London Institute Radio Amateur Certificate,
  • Valid Radio Radiotelegraph Operator’s or a Radio Communication Operator’s Certificate of Competency issued by IMDA.

Reciprocal Licensing

Reciprocal licensing may be available to expatriate radio amateurs residing in Singapore, who hold a valid license issued by their home countries, subject to approval at IMDA’s discretion.