Exam Candidates: You are REQUIRED
to register in the FCC CORES system and receive a FCC Registration
Number (FRN) before exam day. (See #4 for registration
legal photo ID (identification):
or Law Enforcement Officer Photo ID card
School Photo ID card
Photo ID card
If no photo ID is available, two forms of identification:
State ID card (some states still have them)
certificate (must have the appropriate seal)
wage statement or Minor's work permit
or Public Library card
bill, bank statement or other business correspondence that
specifically names the person; or a postmarked
to the person at his or her current mailing address
as it appears on
the Form 605.
Students/minors without a photo ID need to bring only one of the
above items if a legal guardian presents their photo ID;
two non-photo IDs are required.
children (under the age of 18) may be accompanied in the
by an adult during the test.
Registration Number (FRN): VECs are required by the FCC
to submit your FRN with your license application form.
New license applicants should create an FCC user account
register their Social Security Number (SSN) in the FCC
Registration System (CORES)
before attending exam sessions.
Registrants will be assigned an FRN which will be used in
transactions with the FCC. For instructions on
how to register your
SSN and receive an FRN from the FCC, visit
page and the FCC's
Registration instructions page.
If applicable, bring either a photocopy of your current Amateur
license or a reference copy printed out from the
FCC website, the
license information printed from ARRL website or QRZ website,
or the original(s) and photocopy(s) of any Certificates
Completion of Examination (CSCE) you may hold from
exam sessions. If your license has already been issued by
the CSCE showing license credit is not needed. The
will not be returned.
on how to obtain an official FCC license copy are on
License Copy web
Two number two pencils with erasers and a pen.
A calculator with the memory erased and formulas cleared is
You may not bring any written notes or calculations into
the exam session.
and logarithmic tables are acceptable, as long as they're free
notes and formulas. Cell phone must be silenced or turned off during
the exam session and the phones' calculator function may
not be used.
addition, iPhones, iPads, Androids, smartphones, Blackberry devices
and all similar
electronic devices with a calculator capability, may NOT
8. Bring a check, a
money order or cash to cover the exam session fee of $15.00
or Check Only -
If at all possible, please bring exact change.
9. Be aware that some information about you
will be made publicly available
on the FCC's website: FCC