Note: The people who are conducting the exam session are dedicated volunteers. They will do their best to assist you and treat you with respect. They will conduct every aspect of the exam session in accordance with the FCC’s rules and the policies of the Laurel VEC as quickly as possible but never at the expense of accuracy and completeness. If you have any questions or complaints, please contact Diane Zimmerman [email protected]
Note: A CSCE is valid for 365 days from the date the CSCE was issued
Note: The 1987 publication was published on 1 December 1986 and can be used for verifying that a Technician class license was effective prior to 21 March 1987. However, the 1987 supplement which was published on 1 June 1987 cannot be used since there is no way to verify the effective date of a Technician class license listed in that publication.
The sessions will vary somewhat between teams but generally speaking, the session will be conducted as follows:
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.
Note: If you included an email address on your 605 form and the ULS has processed your information, the FCC will send you an email (From "[email protected]") that has a subject line similar to this: "FCC Application Grant OR Official FCC License". This email will also include a link and instructions that guide you to your new license. You may view, download and save, and print an official copy of your license by following the link provided in that email.
For example: If you missed passing by one or two questions, a team may let you take another exam (a different version, of course). On the other hand, if you missed passing by six or seven questions the team may not allow you to retest and suggest you go home and continue studying.
The FCC rules allow current and former licensees to earn lifetime exam element credit based on amateur radio licenses.
Note: If you are currently unlicensed, you must pass the Element 2 (Technician) exam before you can apply any grandfathered element credit.