In this study, we propose a standardized likelihood ratio test for homogeneity of variances of several normal populations. We obtain the exact mean and variance of the likelihood ratio test. The proposed test, which does not require intensive simulation, is quite easy to implement especially for researchers. Furthermore, we derive the null distribution of the likelihood ratio test via Monte Carlo simulation. The results of our simulation study reveal clearly that the proposed test performs very well even for small sample sizes and a large number of groups.