A Basic Amateur Radio Qualification course is offered by the Barrie Amateur Radio Club once each year (starting in January), contact the club (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested.
The current basic course started on January 24, 2018 at 7pm in classroom 130 at Eastview Secondary School. The course is approximately 11 evenings long with each class from 7pm until about 9:30pm. The final exam will be held on 25 April.
Total cost is $90. This includes a binder of study materials, a copy of the Canadian Amateur Radio Basic Qualification Study Guide and the administration of a final exam by an Industry Canada accredited examiner.
If you enroll in this course you do not have to become a member of the club, but if you complete the course, obtain your certificate and call sign and then join the club then your dues are waived for the remainder of your first year.
In 2017 14 people completed the class and obtained their basic licenses. In 2018 there are 22 people enrolled in the class.
The next course will begin in January 2019.