License Exam Sessions

Exam Sessions There will be a total of three license exam sessions:
  • Saturday, 10:00 AM
  • Saturday, 1:00 PM
  • Sunday, 10:00 AM


    If you are applying for a new license, you must create an FCC user account and register your Social Security Number (SSN) in the FCC Commission Registration System (CORES) before attending an exam session. Registering with the FCC will create an FCC Registration Number (FRN), which will be used in all license transactions with the FCC. If you already have an FRN, then there is no need to register again. Register and receive an FRN and password at https://apps.fcc.gov/cores/userLogin.do.

    Registration at the HamXposition is not 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:

  • Your FRN
  • A legal photo ID
  • $15 exam fee (Cash only)
  • 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 responsible 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.