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  The Chehalis Valley
 Amateur Radio Society
A  501(c)(3) Non-profit

      ARRL special service club

Amateur Radio Technician, General and Extra License Testing

We test every other month for amateur radio licenses.
We will also test as needed after license classes.
If you are interested in testing for the Technician, General and/or Extra Class license, walk-ins are welcomed. If possible, eMail Jim Pace,, with:
  a) your eMail address, and
  b) which license test(s) you would like to take.

NOTE: Effective April 19, 2022, the FCC is charging $35 per Amateur Radio license application. See "FCC Application Fee Instructions"for details. The FCC will eMail you directly with payment instructions.
This is separate from the $15 exam session fee that is paid at the testing session.

Amateur Radio Test Sessions

Day       Date        Time (PT)                      Location                                  Contact            
April 20   2:00 PM  Mountain View Baptist Church
 1201 Belmont Avenue
  Centralia, WA
 Jim Pace 
Walk-ins are welcomed. If possible, eMail Jim Pace at 
                            if you are interested in taking the exam.

  On exam day bring the following items (ARRL reference web page) 
    FCC Registration Number (FRN): Examinees are required by the FCC to submit your FRN with your license application form. New license applicants must create an FCC user account and register their Social Security Number (SSN) in the FCC Commission Registration System (CORES) before attending exam sessions. Registrants will be assigned an FRN which will be used in all license transactions with the FCC. For instructions on how to register your SSN and receive an FRN from the FCC, visit the CORES Registration  page and the FCC's Registration instructions page.
  2. One legal photo ID (identification):
  3. If no photo ID is available, two forms of identification:
  4. Students/minors without a photo ID need to bring only one of the above items if a legal guardian presents their photo ID; otherwise two non-photo IDs are required. ARRL will cover the one-time FCC application fee for new license candidates younger than 18-years old for tests administered under the ARRL VEC program. Candidates younger than 18-years old would pay a reduced exam session fee of $5 to the ARRL VEC VE team at the time of the exam. Visit the Youth Licensing Grant Programwebpage for more information and for the reimbursement instructions.
  5. If applicable, bring a printed copy of your Amateur Radio license or be able to show proof of the license in the official FCC database.  Acceptable copies or printouts of licenses are available from the following sources: the official license or reference license printed from the FCC website or license data printed from the ARRL website or QRZ website. The original(s) and photocopy(s) of any Certificates of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) you may hold from previous exam sessions. If your license has already been issued by the FCC, the CSCE showing license credit is not needed. The candidate is require to show proof of the current license to the team but the team is no longer required to submit the proof to the VEC. Expired license proof must be submitted to the team and to the VEC for processing to FCC. These photocopies will not be returned.
  6. Two  #2 pencils  with erasers and a  pen  for in person sessions.
  7. A calculator with the memory erased and formulas cleared is allowed. You may not bring any written notes or calculations into the exam session. Slide rules and logarithmic tables are acceptable, as long as they're free of notes and formulas. Cell phone must be silenced or turned off during the exam session and the phones' calculator function may not be used. In addition, iPhones, iPads, Androids, smartphones, Blackberry devices and all similar electronic devices with a calculator capability, may NOT be used.
  8. Bring a check, a money order or cash to cover the exam session fee(s). Check the ARRL VEC’s current exam fees .
  9. Be aware that some information about you will be made publicly available on the FCC's website: (FCC Licensee Privacy) including a felony conviction status. All applicants must answer the Basic Qualification Question (felony conviction status question) on the 605 Form at the exam session.
Links verified 09/01/2023.

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