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What to do before an Exam Session
You MUST have a valid e-mail address and you MUST obtain your FCC Registration Number (FRN) before the exam session. If you have an existing license from the FCC you already have an FRN. I will be on your license. The FCC no longer allows Social Security Number on application documents. To obtain your FRN follow the instructions at https://www.fcc.gov/wireless/support/knowledge-base/universal-licensing-system-uls-resources/getting-fcc-registration
FCC Application Fee<>
You can check on your application and pay the application fee by logging into the FCC CORES system. Instructions are at https://www.fcc.gov/payment-process-uls-individual-filers.<>
This will help to reduce errors when your application is entered into the FCC system.
What to bring to the Exam Session
The examination fee (currently $15.00). Cash is preferred (no 50- or 100- dollar bills). Please note the location (city and state) and date of the exam session in the “memo” field.
You need to bring a government issued picture ID (driver license, military ID, state or local government ID, or passport). If you do not have one of the above, you must bring TWO other forms of identification, such as a Social Security card, birth certificate, school ID, grade report, bank statement, or utility bill. The name (and address, if applicable) must match the name (and address, if applicable) you enter on your application documents. If you have any questions as to what is considered a valid ID, please contact the team liaison BEFORE the exam session.<>
If you are
claiming Element 3 credit
for a Technician license issued prior to March 21, 1987, please contact
team liaison BEFORE the exam
you are claiming credit for an expired General, Advanced, or Extra
license that is beyond the two-year grace period you will need to have
your expired license grant and pass the Technician test before the
be issued (Advanced class licensees will be granted General class
credit). If you have any questions, please
team liaison BEFORE the exam session
Calculators can be used IF the VE team can verify that all memories and programs have been erased. Because of their ability to store and retrieve information, the use of a cell phone, smart phone, PDA or other similar device will not be allowed. If you need a calculator, the Texas Instruments TI-30Xa includes all the functions needed for the Technician, General, and Extra Class examinations and is available for around $10.
If You Pass an Examination
If you pass an examination for an element, you may take the next element (or elements) without paying another examination fee.
Fail an Examination
If you fail an examination and want to try again (with a different version of the examination) you must pay the examination fee a second time.
If you have any questions, please contact the team liaison before the exam session.
Thank you and good luck!