Licensing Exam

  • Licensing

    For information about upcoming training classes and exam sessions, please contact the Director of Training & Exams Martin Crabtree

    2018 Exam Schedule –


    • January 13
    • March 10
    • May 12
    • July 14
    • September 8
    • November 10

    The sessions will be held at the American Red Cross facility Suite # 101 in Princeton Junction (official address is 707 Alexander Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540).

    • The sessions are scheduled to start at 10AM (with a 9:30-9:45AM call time for the volunteer examiners). Please bring:

    o   $15.00 cash or check made out to ARRL-VEC

    o   A government issued photo identification – drivers license, passport, etc.

    o   A copy of your current FCC amateur license (if appropriate).

    If this is your first time taking a license exam:

    The NCVEC 605 application form will ask you to supply a Federal Registration Number (FRN) and if you do not have one, supply your social security number (SSN) instead. Some people are a bit hesitant to give their SSN but it (or the FRN) is required by law for the FCC to process your application. The FRN is used in lieu of a SSN as a unique identifier when doing business with the FCC.

    If you wish, you may obtain your own FRN prior to the license exam session to use on your application. Here’s a link to obtain your own FRN: The process is done on line and is fairly quick. Note, you will still be asked to supply your SSN when applying for your FRN. If you choose to supply your SSN on the NCVEC form, the FCC will issue you your own FRN when they issue your license.