Pre-registration required. NO WALK-IN's ALLOWED!
Masks will be required. Disposable Masks and Hand Sanitizer will be available at the testing site if needed.
Credit Cards accepted online. Only cash will be accepted at the exam site. Cash is the preferred method of payment.
Items to bring with you:
- $15.00 exam fee (Exact Amount Required, No change will be given.)
- Number 2 Pencil
- A copy of your current FCC license (if you have one)
- Two pieces of Identification (at least one photo)
- Your Receipt if you choose to pay online
- Your FRN Number. If this is an upgrade, your FRN number is on your license.
As of November 1, 2020, you MUST register and receive your FRN number. Your Social Security number will no longer be accepted on the NCVEC QUICK-FORM 605.
*** NEW! PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY! ***
Instructions for candidates registering for an FCC FRN before Exam day
Required for e-filing with ARRL
Applying for a new Amateur Radio license?
Register in CORES (COmission REgistration System) and receive your FRN (Federal Registration Number) before sitting for your exam to ensure your new license is processed quickly and easily through the FCC's ULS (Universal Licensing System).
To conduct business with the FCC, you must register through FCC CORES and be assigned an FRN. This number will be used to uniquely identify you in all transactions with the FCC.
View the FCC web page New Users guide to ULS for step by step instructions on the registration process or the Commission Registration System Video Tutorials page for videos that help guide CORES users through a variety of situations.
For assistance, submit a help request on the FCC’s Support Services page or call FCC at 877-480-3201 (Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. ET).
After registering, you will have your login and password information and can access your FCC license record as soon as it's issued.
Please arrive at 9:00 am. Testing will begin after paperwork is completed and we should be finished by 11:00am.
Contact: Woody Kirkman - VE Liaison