CRES VE Team Amateur Radio Exam Pre-registration Page

Hi! You've no doubt found yourself on this web page because you would like to pre-register for our 9 AM December 5th VE exam session in order to obtain an amateur radio license. If so, you've come to the right place. Pre-registration is required for this exam and it is limited to 20 candidates – the first 20 who pre-register.

Please read the following carefully before continuing: By filling out this pre-registration form, you agree to the following conditions: A mask or face shield is mandatory and must be worn at all times when at the test session. It must cover your nose and mouth completely. Your temperature will be taken at the door. If you show any sign of a fever, you will not be permitted to sit for any exams at that session. Hand sanitizer will be provided. If you wish to bring additional PPE for yourself (gloves, etc.), you are welcome to do so. Our VE team will be wearing proper PPE, sanitizing, and practicing social distancing. If you show any signs of being ill on the morning of the exams, please do not attend the session! We trust you to make an honest self-assessment of yourself. Due to Covid-19, we ask that you provide your own pencils and a pen for signing documents. We will provide a calculator if needed.

If you haven't already done so, we also encourage our applicants to review our online FAQ page before taking the exams. This page addresses many of the questions our applicants typically have, from how we conduct exams, to what you need to bring with you, to how much it costs, and in general what you can expect on the big day. If you have questions, we request you check this site first before contacting us directly. You'll probably find the answer there. Our exam FAQ web page is located at:

Before we begin, a word about our capcha line, which you will encounter on the next page: This was added to prevent automated programs from creating bogus pre-registration entries, but it apparently confounds a lot of humans as well. Just follow the instructions below, or the equivalent ones in the pop-up window on the pre-registration entry page, and you should be OK. For instance, suppose your callsign is K1ABC, your telephone is 614-555-1212, and your email address is me@nowhere.com. You will be asked to enter the last two characters in your FRN or callsign ("BC"), the digits between the dashes in your phone number ("555"), and the first two characters in your email address ("me"), so you'd enter "BC555me" on the capcha line (the concatenation of all three strings in order, without the quotes, and with no spaces between them). It really isn't that hard, but because this entry causes so many problems, we encourage you to stop and figure out your capcha entry now, before proceeding.

Also, if you ever do need to contact us by email ( ve-questions@w8zpf.org ), please check your spam folder as our replies sometimes get routed there.

Now let's get started. First, we need to know whether you are already a licensed ham, so please select one of the options below:

By the way, these forms have been tested against recent versions of the Chrome browser, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Edge, all with good results. Other browsers (or older versions of the above browsers) will likely also work, but may not give you the full complement of error checking that the mainline browsers provide.


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