License Exams

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License exams are offered at the Klein Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 Meeting Room inside the main building. The facility is located at 9755 Landry Blvd. in the Memorial Chase subdivision. For a map and additional information, see Meeting Location on this website.

Parking is provided adjacent to the main building outside the gate to the left of the flagpole.

Please be sure to bring the following items to the exam session:

  • Identification:
    • One legal photo ID (identification):
      • State Driver’s License
      • Student School Photo ID card
    • If no photo ID is available, two forms of identification are required. Acceptable identification may be any two (2) of the following:
VEC’s are required by the FCC to submit your FRN with your license application form. Please register your SSN with the FCC before exam day. Once you have the FCC issued FRN, you may no longer use your SSN on the application. For instructions on how to register your SSN with the FCC and receive your FRN, visit the FCC Registration instructions page.
  • If you currently hold an Amateur Radio License, bring a photocopy of your current Amateur Radio license, a reference copy printed out from the FCC website, or the license information printed from ARRL website or QRZ website,
  • If you have previously taken the exam for any class of license, bring the original(s) and photocopy(s) of the Certificates of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) you may hold from previous exam sessions. A copy will be retained by the VEC.
  • Two (2) number two pencils with erasers and a pen.
  • A calculator with the memory erased and formulas cleared is allowed. NO PHONE CALCULATORS
  • A check made out to the ARRL VEC, a money order, or cash to cover the exam session fee(s). The exam fee is $15.00 for each exam, $5.00 for youth under 18 years old.

An additional fee of $35 will be collected by the FCC. This change went into effect on April 19, 2022. The $35 application fee will be paid directly to the FCC by using the CORES FRN Registration system (CORES - Login). When the FCC receives the examination information from the VEC, it will email a link with payment instructions to each successful candidate, who then will have 10 days from the date of the email to pay.

IMPORtANT: The application will be dismissed if you do not submit the payment within 10 days. You will have to request that the we (ARRL VEC) resubmit your paperwork if you miss the 10-day deadline. You do NOT have to retest, however.

After you pay the fee and the FCC has processed your application, you will receive a second email from the FCC with a link to your official license. The link will be good for 30 days.

The $35 application fee will be reimbursed by check to the fee-payer for any candidates younger than 18 years old per the ARRL Youth Licensing Grant program, effective April 19, 2022.

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If you want to learn more about becoming a volunteer examiner, or have questions about the exam, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ARRL VEC Liaison.

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