The sessions will vary somewhat due to the teams and the facilities where the test is conducted. However, the session will generally be be conducted as follows:
- Registration - You will be asked to
complete one or two forms; show your photo ID; inspect
the original version of your current, unexpired
license and other applicable documentation; and
provide copies of your current, unexpired license and
other applicable documentation.
- Pre-exam instructions - You will probably
be given some pre-exam instructions regarding the use
of calculators, procedures for asking questions, rules
for taking the exam, bathroom breaks during the exam,
- The exam - The Technician and General exams
each contain 35 multiple choice questions. You must
correctly answer 26 questions to pass (74.2%). The
Amateur Extra exam contains 50 multiple choice
questions of which you must correctly answer 37
(74%) to pass.
- Grading - Once you've completed your exam,
it will be graded and you will be informed
of the result. If you passed you will receive a
Certificate of Successful Completion of Exam (CSCE)
indicating which element(s) you've passed and, if
appropriate, which license class you've earned. If you
didn't pass the exam, the VEs may, at their
discretion, allow you to take a second exam.
Note: The VE team will strive to score your test,
inform you of the results, and process your paperwork
as quickly as possible. The size of the test session
and the number of VEs on-hand will be factors in how
quickly this gets done. Please be patient.