General information for exam sessions "to get your Ticket".
The administrative procedures of most exam sessions are very similar to each other. The following information should be applicable to all exam sessions in our listing. However, it is advisable to check with the session coordinator to be sure you have everything you need BEFORE you show up.
Most all of the sessions are walk-in, i.e., there is no pre-registration required. But it helps to confirm a seat by contacting the session coordinator.
Please bring two (2) forms of identification with you. One that includes a picture of the applicant on the ID, like a drivers license or a student ID. The other form of identification needs to be proof of your Social Security number.
Parents should provide some form of identification for non-driving minors. Social Security Card or number will be needed. Other forms of acceptable ID include passports, library cards with photo, or School Student ID.
There is an administration fee for all of the tests of about $15.00. It might be more or less depending on the VE Group running the test.
If you are going to a test session to take your first Technician Test. Bring yourself, your IDs, your favorite pencil or pen, and your calculator. Leave your nervousness at home because we want you to get your license.
If you are going to upgrade your license, bring your IDs and both the originals and photocopies of your current amateur license and any certificates proving credit from previous exams that you have taken. These will be needed to show completion of prior exams for your upgrade.
Calculators are allowed, but you must be able to show the examiner team that the memories of any programmable calculators have been cleared before the exam starts.
All needed forms will be supplied by the exam teams - it will not be necessary to bring an FCC form 610. Pencils and scratch paper are provided at most of the sessions, but you should probably have one pen or pencil of your own.
You should arrive at the exam site at least 15 minutes before the exam is scheduled to start to begin paperwork processing. No one will be admitted while a code exam is being given and a code exam, once given, will usually not be repeated that day, even if you are late.
Please keep in mind that the exam team members are all volunteers and are donating their time to help you obtain your license. They make every effort to be professional and efficient in the exam process, but they ARE volunteers. They enjoy what they do. So, an occasional "thanks" makes it that much more enjoyable.