VE Testing

Sponsor: Robeson County Amateur Radio Society (RCARS)

Time: 7:00 PM (Please email us ahead of time and let us know you are coming, and make sure we reply to your email)

Contact: Bill French (WV4Z)


Location: Robeson County EOC
38 Legend Drive
Lumberton NC 28358

The ARRL VEC Exam Fee depends on current rate.

(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.


1. A legal photo ID (driver’s license, passport).

2. When no photo ID is available, two forms of identification must

be presented:

a. non-photo ID/driver’s license (some states still have them)

b. birth certificate (must have the appropriate seal)

c. social security card

d. library card

e. 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 may bring any of the above items and/or a school ID, minor’s

work permit, report card, or a legal guardian may present a photo ID.

4. 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 FCC’s FAQ page and

the FCC’s registration instructions page.

5. 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.

6. Two number two pencils with erasers and a pen.

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. The phones’ calculator function may not be used.

8. Bring a check, a money order or cash to cover the exam session fee(s).

Good Luck!