Amateur Radio Technician, General and Extra License Testing
We test every other month for amateur radio licenses.
We will also test as needed after license classes.
If you are interested in testing for the Technician, General and/or Extra Class license,
eMail Jim Pace, email@example.com, with:
a) your eMail address, and
b) which license test(s) you would like to take.
Effective April 19, 2022, the FCC is charging $35 per Amateur Radio license application. See
"FCC Application Fee Instructions"for details.
The FCC will eMail you directly with payment instructions.
This is separate from the $15 exam session fee that is paid at the testing session.
Amateur Radio Test Sessions
Mountain View Baptist Church
1201 Belmont Avenue
MANDATORY BEFORE THE EXAM FCC Registration Number (FRN): Examinees are required by
the FCC to submit your FRN with your license application form.
New license applicants must create an FCC user account and
register their Social Security Number (SSN) in the FCC Commission
Registration System(CORES) before attending exam sessions.
Registrants will be assigned an FRN which will be used in all license
transactions with the FCC. For instructions on how to register your
SSN and receive an FRN from the FCC, visit theCORES Registration
page and theFCC's Registration instructions page.
Per FCC rules, a valid eMail address is also mandatory on the application form to receive FCC correspondence, including the official
copy of your Amateur Radio license.
One legal photo ID (identification):
State Driver’s License
Government issued Passport
Military or Law Enforcement Officer Photo ID card
Student School Photo ID card
State Photo ID card
If no photo ID is available, two forms of identification:
Non-photo State ID card (some states still have them)
Birth certificate (must have the appropriate seal)
Social security card
Employer's wage statement or Minor's work permit
School ID card
School or Public Library card
Utility bill, bank statement or other business correspondence that
specifically names the person; or a postmarked envelope addressed
to the person at his or her current mailing address as it appears on
the Form 605.
Students/minors without a photo ID need to bring only one of the
above items if a legal guardian presents their photo ID; otherwise
two non-photo IDs are required. ARRL will cover the one-time FCC
application fee for new license candidates younger than 18-years
old for tests administered under the ARRL VEC program.
Candidates younger than 18-years old would pay a reduced exam
session fee of $5 to the ARRL VEC VE team at the time of the exam.
Youth Licensing Grant Programwebpage for more
information and for the reimbursement instructions.
Minor children (under the age of 18) may be accompanied in the
room by an adult during the test.
If applicable, bring a printed copy of your Amateur Radio license
or be able to show proof of the license in the officialFCC database.
Acceptable copies or printouts of licenses are available from the
following sources: the official license orreference license printed
from the FCC website or license data printed from theARRL website
orQRZ website. The original(s) and photocopy(s) of any Certificates
of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) you may hold from
previous exam sessions. If your license has already been issued by
the FCC, the CSCE showing license credit is not needed. The
candidate is require to show proof of the current license to the team
but the team is no longer required to submit the proof to the VEC.
Expired license proof must be submitted to the team and to the
VEC for processing to FCC. These photocopies will not be returned.
Two #2 pencils with erasers
and a pen for in person sessions.
A calculator with the memory erased and formulas cleared is allowed.
You may not bring any written notes or calculations into the exam session.
Slide rules and logarithmic tables are acceptable, as long as they're free
of notes and formulas. Cell phone must be silenced or turned off during
the exam session and the phones' calculator function may not be used.
In addition, iPhones, iPads, Androids, smartphones, Blackberry devices
and all similar electronic devices with a calculator capability, may NOT
Bring a check, a money order or cash to cover the exam session fee(s).
Check the ARRL VEC’s currentexam fees.
The ARRL VEC Exam Fee for 2023 is $15.00 (for one attempt at all three license
elements). If a candidate fails an element at an exam session and wants to
re-test for the same element, an additional fee will be required.
Be aware that some information about you will be made publicly available
on the FCC's website:(FCC Licensee Privacy)including a felony conviction
status. All applicants must answer the Basic Qualification Question (felony
conviction status question) on the 605 Form at the exam session.