VE Sessions

There WILL be a VE Test Session at the PCARS Club Site in Ravenna on Saturday – October 3, 2020 – Starts at 10 am sharp.

– You MUST register in advance – NO WALK-INS will be accepted. Send an email to to register.
– You will be required to have, in advance, a Form 605 – properly filled in and signed. Once you register a form 605 will be sent to you via email. You can print it out and fill it in.
– If you are sick, have a cough, a high temperature or have been exposed to COVID-19 or someone that has been infected – please, do not come to the club site.
– You will wear a mask covering your mouth and nose at all times.
– No food or snacks allowed. 
– Only people that are testing will be allowed in the building.
– $15.00 Fee Payment will only be by check or exact change. We cannot make change
– If paying by check, make check out to: “ARRL-VEC”  Fee is $15.00
– Ensure you have the following:
   A picture ID such as a valid Driver’s License, State ID, School ID, or US Passport.
   If you are under 16 years of age, a parent or guardian must be able to vouch for you and you need a copy of your birth certificate (you do not have to give us a copy, we just have to see and verify)
   If you are taking a Technician test you will need either your FRN number (you can apply for an FRN on the FCC website) or Social Security Number.
   If you are upgrading to General or Extra – You MUST bring your original valid amateur radio license and a copy of your valid amateur radio license to turn in with your Form 605.
   Bring your own pencils and pens.

Any questions? Contact

PCARS Holds VE Test Sessions on the first Saturday of each even numbered month, at our club site in Ravenna map.

VE sessions for Technician, General & Amateur Extra start at 10:00 am. Walk-ins are always welcome.

Any Questions? Contact our Volunteer Examiner Liaison,

Please read this special statement from the ARRL-VEC

To All ARRL Members and ARRL VEC accredited Volunteer Examiners:
We know many examiners have canceled Amateur Radio License exam sessions to meet the requirements and recommendations of national and local government and health officials. The health and safety of examinees and our Volunteer Examiners is first and foremost in any decision-making process. ARRL VEC does not offer video supervised online Amateur Radio licensing exams at the present time. However, we know some VE Teams are exploring alternative formats on a local basis. 
ARRL VEC is continuing to process license examination materials received from Volunteer Examiners who have completed exam sessions although under the circumstances there are some delays. For qualified examinees, ARRL VEC forwards electronically all required data to the FCC.
We understand there are examination candidates who continue their studies toward new Amateur Radio Licenses and license upgrades. We also know some will be frustrated that, at this time, ARRL VEC does not offer online licensing exams. Amateur radio is not alone in this challenge, though.
While each of us continues to respond to the immediate evolving crisis, we also know that we must keep an eye to our future. Throughout its decades of service, the VEC system has served the FCC as a shining example of the successes of a privatized system. The ARRL VEC and our Volunteer Examiners are recognized throughout the Amateur Radio Service for our integrity and efficiency. Adapting our all-volunteer license examination administration will be a challenge, but one we are committed to undertake in order to advance the program and improve service.
While we face unprecedented challenges, opportunities also await. We are grateful to support radio amateurs in our common pursuit of skill, service, and discovery. ARRL and ARRL VEC remain steadfast in serving you. We will provide updates as they become available.
Credit: The American Radio Relay League VEC.

What to Bring to the Testing Session

  • $15 is the current test fee. We prefer the exact amount in cash or a check made out to: ARRL-VEC
  • A government photo id (drivers license or state ID card preferred).
  • Your Social Security Number or FCC Federal Registration Number. We are required to submit either your Social Security Number (SSN) or your FCC Federal Registration Number (FRN) with your application. If you are upgrading, your FRN is on your current Amateur Radio license.
  • A pen (black ink) and pencil (we can loan you either or both)
  • If you already have an Amateur Radio license:
    Please bring the original, (and one copy) of any current (unexpired) amateur radio operator’s license issued to you.
  • If you’ve already passed a test: The original (and one copy) of any document that you will use to prove you’ve already passed a test element. These documents may include:
    • An unexpired Certificate of Successful Completion of Exam (CSCE) indicating the credit(s) earned indicating the credit(s) earned.
    • Pre March 21, 1987 Technician license (this provides credit for the Element 3 (General) exam).
    • Expired License? Bring original and copy of your expired Amateur Radio License.
      you simply take and pass element 2 to re-instate your license

Our VE Sessions are held on the first Saturday of each even numbered month. Our future dates are:


  • October 3rd
  • December 5th


  • February 6th
  • April 3rd
  • June 5th

Any Questions? Contact: