Exam Session

Until further notice all of our VE sessions are appointment only.  

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The June 30th exam is currently full and there is a wait-list.

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The Ak-Sar-Ben ARC and the Omaha Area Volunteer Examiner Team host 6 test sessions a year.

Test sessions are held on the last Tuesday of the odd numbered months.

All sessions are held at the Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross at 81st and Spring Street unless otherwise noted and start promptly at 6:30 PM.   Walk-ins are welcome.

 Until further notice all of our VE sessions are appointment only. 

 

2020 Dates are: 


• January 28
• March 31 *   Cancelled due to location availability
• May 26*
• July 28
• September 29
• November 24 

 

The SouthWest Iowa Amateur Radio club sponsors exams at the Red Cross at 705 N 16th St in Council Bluffs.  These exams are also held at 6:30 pm on the following upcoming 2020 dates: 

February 25
• April 28
• June 30
• August 25
• October 27
• December 29

Exam sessions are conducted by volunteers working under the direction of the ARRL VEC in accordance with FCC rules and social distancing guidelines . Contact the exam session administrator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to ensure you have everything you need 

 

The Bellevue Amateur Radio Club also sponsors exam sessions  - at this time no information can be located for their times and dates

 

 

Exam sessions are conducted by volunteers working under the direction of the ARRL VEC in accordance with FCC rules. Contact the exam session administrator  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to ensure you have everything you need

 

If you require special assistance because of a handicap or disability, be sure to notify the exam session administrator at least one week before exam day so the VE Team can determine which accommodative procedures (if any), must be used. Depending on the nature of the handicap or disability, the VE Team may require a written statement from your Physician that indicates the nature of the handicap or disability (FCC Rule 97.509).


ON EXAM DAY PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
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 with your license application form. You must use your FCC issued FRN if you already have one or the processing of your license application may be delayed by the ARRL VEC. For instructions on how to register your SSN with the FCC and receive a FRN in advance of the testing session, 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. There is NO photocopier available at the testing session.

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

7. Use of a calculator with the memory erased and formulas cleared is allowed. You may not bring any books, 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 phones or other wireless devices must be silenced or turned off during the exam session and may not be used as a calculator during the exam session.

8. Bring a check, a money order or cash to cover the exam session fee, which is $15.00 for 2020.
Make checks payable to the ARRL VEC.

9. The ARRL VEC has announced that the NCVEC Question Pool Committee has released the new 2018-2022 Technician Class, Element 2, question pool to the public. This pool will take effect on July 1, 2018, and will remain valid until June 30, 2018. The current Technician question pool, released in 2018, is valid until June 30, 2022. Be sure you are using the latest study guide if you plan to take the Technician exam after July 1, 2022.

73 and Good Luck