VE Sessions

PCARS Holds VE Test Sessions at our club site in Ravenna map.

Please check our newsletter, and website for the most up to date information regarding scheduling.

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

Please check our newsletter, and website for the most current information regarding our VE exams.

Any Questions? Contact: