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.

Upcoming 2018 Dates are:


• May 29
• July 24
• September 25
• November 27

 

There are also exams held at the Red Cross in Council Bluffs. They are on the following upcoming 2018 dates:


• June 26
• August 28
• October 30
• December 18

The Bellevue Amateur Radio Club sponsors exam sessions on Saturdays at 1:00 pm on a  quarterly basis.  Currently they are scheduled on the upcoming 2018 date:

• August 11
• November 10

 

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 2012.
Make checks payable to the ARRL VEC.

9. The ARRL VEC has announced that the NCVEC Question Pool Committee has released the new 2014-2018 Technician Class, Element 2, question pool to the public. This pool will take effect on July 1, 2014, and will remain valid until June 30, 2018. The current Technician question pool, released in 2010, is valid until June 30, 2014. Be sure you are using the latest study guide if you plan to take the Technician exam after July 1, 2014.

73 and Good Luck