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What to bring to an Exam Session

Post by KB2MXV » Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:20 am

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Exam Day
Exam sessions are conducted by volunteers working under the direction of the FCC and a Volunteer Exam Coordinator (VEC). There will likely be a charge for taking the exam. The exam fee is set by the VEC and is usually $15 or less. Contact the exam session administrator to determine the fee that applies to the exam session you plan to attend, the documents required and to verify the session date and time. VEC organizations may have different policies regarding candidate procedures and requirements. The FCC does not charge a fee to issue an initial license or for standard changes to a license. However, there may be fees for other FCC services.

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What to Bring to an ARRL Exam Session:
1. One legal photo ID (identification):
a. State Driver’s License
b. Government issued Passport
c. Military or Law Enforcement Officer Photo ID card
d. Student School Photo ID card
e. State Photo ID card

2. If no photo ID is available, two forms of identification:
a. Non-photo State ID card (some states still have them)
b. Birth certificate (must have the appropriate seal)
c. Social security card
d. Employer's wage statement or Minor's work permit
e. School ID card
f. School or Public Library card
g. 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.

3. 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.
Minor children (under the age of 18) may be accompanied in the
room by an adult during the test.

4. FCC Registration Number (FRN): VECs are required by the FCC
to submit your FRN with your license application form.
New license applicants should 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 the FCC's Registration
page and the FCC's Registration instructions page.
Per FCC rules, a valid email address is also mandatory on the
application form.

5. If applicable, bring a printed copy of your Amateur Radio license.
Acceptable copies or printouts of licenses are available from the
following sources: the official license or reference license printed
from the FCC website or license data printed from the ARRL website
or QRZ 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.
Instructions on how to obtain an official FCC license copy are on
our Obtain License Copy web page.

6. Two number two pencils with erasers and a pen for in-person sessions.

7. 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
be used.

8. Bring a check, a money order or cash to cover the exam session fee(s).
Check the ARRL VEC’s current exam fees.

9. Be aware that some information about you will be made publicly available
on the FCC's website: FCC Licensee Privacy

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Frank C. D'Amato

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Re: What to bring to an Exam Session

Post by KB2MXV » Wed May 19, 2021 10:08 pm

FCC Auto-Registration Feature for Exam Applicants to be Discontinued on May 20

Auto-registration in the FCC Commission Registration System (CORES) for amateur radio exam candidates using a Social Security number will be discontinued on May 20, 2021.

VECs/VE teams should stop accepting social security numbers at sessions immediately.

Applicants must use an FCC Registration Number (FRN<https://www.fcc.gov/wireless/support/un ... umber-frn/>) for all license transactions with the FCC. Examinees must register in CORES<https://apps.fcc.gov/cores/userLogin.do> and receive an FRN before exam day. Starting on May 20, electronic batch filed applications that do not include a candidate's FRN will be rejected. The Social Security/Licensee ID Field will be disabled.

An instructional video<https://www.fcc.gov/rofrn> provides step-by-step instructions on how to establish a CORES account, which is necessary for licensees to make administrative updates and download electronic license authorizations.

After June 29, all filers must provide an email address<http://www.arrl.org/news/fcc-to-require ... ne-29-2021> on all applications. When an email is provided, applicants will receive an official electronic copy of their licenses once granted (allow incoming email from authorizations@fcc.gov<mailto:authorizations@fcc.gov>). If no email is provided when filing on or after June 29, applications will be rejected. ARRL VEC suggests that those without access to email to use the email address of a family member or friend.

Licensees need to log in to the Universal Licensing System (ULS) to download their authorizations https://www.fcc.gov/support/universal-l ... ations-uls. The FCC no longer issues paper copies.
- Information provided by FCC
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