License Exam Sessions

Exam Sessions

There will be three total license exam sessions:

  • Saturday, 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM
  • Sunday, 10:00 AM

No preregistration required - just show up prepared for the exam, along with the items listed below!

What to Bring

Those wishing to take an exam are required to bring the following:

  • A legal photo ID
  • $15 exam fee (Cash or check made out to ARRL VEC)
  • Original and a copy of any Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) being claimed
  • Original and a copy of current FCC issued license (if currently licensed)

Identification: The candidate must present a legal photo ID. This requirement is usually met with a driver's license, but it can be a passport or other legal identification card with the candidate's photo on it. When no photo ID is available, the candidate must present any two of the following:

  • Non-photo ID/driver's license;
  • Social Security card;
  • Birth certificate (must have appropriate seal);
  • Minor's work permit, school report card, school ID card or library card;
  • Utility bill, bank statement, or other business correspondence that specifically names the person; or
  • Postmarked envelope addressed to the person at his or her current mailing address as it appears on the Form 605

Minors not having sufficient identification must have a concerned adult over the age of 21 with sufficient ID that can vouch for the identity of the minor.

Forms: The form VEC 605 necessary for application is available on-site. Any existing original licenses or Certificates of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) and copies of each to accompany the current application must be brought with you.

General: Non programmable calculators are allowed; cell phone calculators are NOT allowed. Scratch paper and writing utensils will be provided. The applicants are required to observe proper decorum, so as not to disturb other applicants.

You need to use your FCC registration number (FRN) on the license application, which can be found on your current FCC license. If you do not have an FRN, your Social Security number can be used. If you wish to obtain an FRN before the exam, you can obtain one through the FCC's Commission Registration System (CORES).