License Exams

In-Person Exam Sessions

The NARA VE Team usually schedules four (4) exam sessions per year on a 'No Walk-ins / Register or Call ahead' basis. Planned exam sessions will be posted to the ARRL VEC website Exam locations.

Currently planned exam dates:

  • January 27, 2024
  • April 27, 2024
  • July 27, 2024
  • October 26, 2024
  • January 25, 2025

    What to bring to an Exam Session

  • The NARA VE Team currently only accepts cash for exam fees. The current fee is $15.
  • NCVEC Form 605
  • A valid government issued ID with full name & address that matches your Form 605. (Driver's license, passport, etc.)
  • Two or more #2 lead pencils with erasers
  • A basic calculator (not a smart phone calculator). A VE will examine your calculator prior to the exam.
  • You may wish to bring a few sheets of "scratch" paper (blank) to be used during the exam.
    Completing Form 605

    At a minimum, complete Section 1 with the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Mailing Address
  • FRN
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Basic Qualification Q&A
  • Reason for Application
  • Signature & Date


Any missing data elements in Section 1 may result in a delay or cancellation of your application for a license! If you have questions about completing this form, please work with a NARA VE Team member We're here to help.

On-line Exam Sessions

Some members of the NARA VE Team also assist established on-line teams.

You may find a list of VE teams that offer on-line exam sessions here.