Hi! You've no doubt found yourself on this web page because you would like to pre-register for our 9 AM April 6th VE exam session, or our April 2nd special exam, in order to obtain an amateur radio license. If so, you've come to the right place. We strongly encourage all applicants to fill out this pre-registration form prior to the exam date. Doing so allows us to complete a lot of the paperwork prior to the exam session and makes everyone's life easier.
Be aware that the FCC requires an FCC Registration Number (FRN) with the paperwork we submit to them for a new license or upgrade. We strongly suggest, if you do not already have one, that prior to the exam session you acquire an FRN. To do this, you must visit the FCC Registration Web Page, https://apps.fcc.gov/cores/userLogin.do, and sign up for an account. After having done so, you may then log into the site and request an FRN. If you already possess an FRN, you're good to go, but it still would be prudent, if you haven't done so, to create a CORES account on the above website to manage your FRN, as the old CORES system is due to be decommissioned at the end of February, 2019. You'll need your SSN to create an FRN, but you can then use the FRN on the NCVEC form 605 and other FCC forms. For more information, please review this email, after which you'll know as much about this new system as we do.
Additionally, 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:
But, right now you're here to pre-register, so let's get that out of the way: First, we need to know if you are already a licensed ham, so please select one of the options below:
- Yes, I am currently licensed and have a valid US Amateur Radio callsign
- No, I do not have a valid callsign yet (but I would like to obtain one)
By the way, these forms have been tested against recent versions of the Chrome browser, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Edge — both on conventional PCs as well as tablets and phones. 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.