MVC Ham Radio Testing Information

Here is the information you need for the upcoming test.  We have no control over the testing fee.  The fee is set by the FCC and ARRL/VEC.  All elements are available.

All Exam elements available. The 2016 exam fee is $15.00. Exact amount appreciated. Checks made out to ARRL/VEC are accepted too. A 2nd version of exam is available at VE discretion, time permitting. An additional $15 is needed.


PHOTO ID (driver’s license, passport) or, when no photo ID is available, two forms of identification must be presented (birth certificate, report card, library card, Social Security card, utility bill, bank statement, Non-photo ID/driver’s license, etc). Students may bring a school ID card, minor’s work permit, school report card, library card and/or a written note from a legal guardian. If you don’t have ID, then no exam will be administered.

CURRENT ORIGINAL AMATEUR RADIO LICENSE and COPY, and ORIGINAL valid CSCE(s) If applicable, bring the original and a photocopy of your current Amateur Radio license and any Certificates of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) you may hold from previous exam sessions. The photocopy(s) will not be returned. If you already have a license, then you need your FRN number on the 605 application.

>Social Security number or FCC issued FRN.

Already licensed, then you need the FRN number. (The FRN is viewable by doing a search for LICENSE at the FCC WTB ULS web page:

Bring your Social Security Number (SSN) or your FCC issued Federal Registration Number (FRN). VEC’s are required by FCC to submit either your SSN or your FRN number with your license application form. If you prefer not to give your SSN, then you may use your FCC issued FRN, if you have one. For instructions on how to register your SSN with the FCC and receive a FRN, visit the ARRL web page:
Bring cash, exact amount appreciated, check or money order to cover the exam session fee.

We have NCVEC 605 forms at session. Handicap accessible. Copy machine available