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Revalidating your amateur licence

Ofcom requires us to revalidate our licenses every 5 years. There are risks in leaving it that long so it is probably best to do so more frequently. To revalidate your licence simply follow these steps:

  1. Log on to the Ofcom licensing portal and you will see your licensing dashboard
  2. The left hand column shows Personal Details, including your last update/ verification date. Click the blue 'Manage Personal Details' button.
  3. You'll now see a screen with your personal details and three 'Edit' buttons. Check your email address is ok first. To revalidate you must click the top blue button to 'Edit' your name/address/phone numbers. Correct any errors.
  4. Even if you make no changes the next step is essential - click the green 'Update' button. It is this step that Ofcom's system takes as a revalidation of your licence. (Updating your email address or password doesn't count.)

If you do make changes Ofcom may re-issue your licence. They will email it to your registered email address, which is why it is important to check that first. All is not lost if you forget though -  you can download the licence from the portal.

This information was correct at 4 Mar 2019