Ready to get your
FCC Radio Operators license?
or UPGRADE to even more frequencies?
then attend one of the
2021 VE Testing Sessions
(VE = Volunteer Examiner)
Test Sessions Sponsored by:
South Texas Amateur Radio Club
Registration (paperwork) begins 30 minutes before.
Contact James Ermis at AD5TC@arrl.net for details on next test session
VE test schedule for 2021
The next test session will be scheduled for May 2021. Date and time will be announced soon.
Walk-ins are welcome! No pre-registration is required*.
Please Review the Testing information below for what to bring with you
* NOTE: If you have special testing needs, you MUST contact a VE or we might not be able to accommodate your requirements!!
ARRL VE Testing Sessions Information
What to bring with you:
- $15 test fee (bring exact change). Future tests may require new license fee of an additional $35, Effective date to be announced.
- Two #2 Pencils or mechanical pencil
- Photo ID
- Original License and a Copy or 2 Official License printed for the FCC ULS website of your current license class for upgrades. Reference copy will not be accepted. You will also need your FRN if your Original Official License does not show it.
- If you are not currently licensed you must create a free FCC Registration Number (FRN) from the FCC website to complete the Form 605 the day of the test. Your FRN will be needed to complete the application as Social Security Numbers are no longer used.
- Optional – Calculator (non-programmable)
You can now fill out Section 1 of the NCVEC Quick Form 605 on your computer, print it out and bring it with you to the testing session. You will need Adobe Acrobat for this on your computer.
If you ALREADY have a radio license, you MUST use your FRN number on the NCVEC 605 instead of your social security number.
Prior arrangements MUST be made in advance if special needs are to be accommodated. Please contact the coordinator listed above.
Training Manuals from the ARRL are available for Technician, General, & Amateur Extra. Training material is also available from the W5YI Group as well as Ham University. Current Exams and Question Pools
The three current question pools (and any exam designs based on these question pools) are valid as follows:
Technician class (Element 2) Pool is effective July 1, 2014 and is valid until June 30, 2018.
General class (Element 3) Pool is effective July 1, 2015 and is valid until June 30, 2019
Extra class (Element 4) Pool is effective July 1, 2016 and is valid until June 30, 2020.
The Question Pools can be viewed on the ARRL Web at http://www.arrl.org/question-pools.
Since you have internet access (you are looking at this page),
you can also take practice exams on the following web sites!!!!
They really help!!!!
QRZ’s Practice Amateur Radio Exams