COST : $15

WHEN : September 6, 2022 at 6:00PM EDT

WHERE: St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 141 S. Potomac St, Hagerstown, MD 21740


A legal photo ID (driver’s license, passport); if no photo ID is available, two forms of identification, which may include:

  • non-photo ID/driver’s license (some states still have them)

  • birth certificate (must have the appropriate seal)

  • Your Federal Registration Number (FRN)

  • library card

  • utility bill, bank statement or other business correspondence that specifically names the person; or a postmarked envelope addressed to the person at his or her current mailing address as it appears on the Form 605.

  • Students/minors may bring any of the above items and/or a school ID, minor’s work permit, report card, or a legal guardian may present a photo ID.

  • Social Security Number (SSN) are NO LONGER PERMISSIBLE. Please register with the FCC to get a Federal Registration Number (FRN); VEC’s are required by the FCC to submit your FRN number with your license application form. You may no longer use your SSN on the application. For instructions on how to register your SSN with the FCC and receive a FRN, visit the FCC’s FAQ page and the FCC’s registration instructions page. Please note that some exam teams will only accept a valid FRN on your application. Check with your local exam team before exam day. You may go to the FCC FAQ page from this link.

  • If applicable, bring either a photocopy of your current Amateur Radio license or a reference copy printed out from the FCC website, the license information printed from ARRL website or QRZ website, or 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 FCC, the CSCE showing license credit is not needed. The photocopy(s) will not be returned.

Also bring:

  • Two number two pencils with erasers and a pen.
  • 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.
  • Check, money order or cash to cover the exam session fee(s). The ARRL VEC’s current exam fees is $15 as of this update (Aug, 2022). We do not accept the $35 FCC appication fee; the FCC will email you with instructions on how and when to pay.


St. John’s Lutheran Church
Educational Building
2nd Floor
141 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740

The next testing session date September 6, 2022 at 6:00PM. You may pre-register by contacting the test session organizer, Brian Umbrell, by phone (717-264-6403) or email (