Ham Radio License Exams

Our VE Team provides license exams on the second Sunday of every odd month during the year at the Old Elmwood Recreation Center, in Independence, Ohio. (see details and map below)

Examinations begin at 9am. Walk-ins are welcome, however, it would be best if can call a registration in at least one week prior to the test date. Special requests for the blind or physically challenged need earliest notification to provide accomodiation. Wheelchair access is available. FCC forms will be available.

Please bring the following when applying for examination: a Photo ID, ink pen to fill out the FCC form, two pencils with erasers, any original License or Certificates of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) plus a copy of your license to be sent to the ARRL/FCC with the exam papers. Each test candidate will need to bring $15 cash or a check payable to ARRL/VEC for all testing. Second testing will be available however another fee will be charged for re-testing after a failed element.

Testing dates are as follows:

    Exams at 9:15am
    VE testing is in Independence, address below.
    call Metro, W8MET for info 216-520-1320
    Walk-ins are welcome

    Fee is $15.00 in check or cash and photo ID is required. If you already have a Amateur Radio license, then bring your original license and also make and bring a copy of the original license which will be submitted to the ARRL. You must obtain an FRN number from the FCC to take your Technician License Test before coming to test: https://www.fcc.gov/licensing-databases/commission-registration-system-fcc, also effective on April 19, 2022 there is a charge for all new licenses or upgrades go to: www.arrl.org/fcc-application-fee. to register and pay. Please let me know if you will be attending.

    2023 Test dates
    March 12,2023
    May 14,2023
    July 9,2023
    Sept 10,2023
    Nov 12,2023
    Exams begin at 9:15am
    Old Elmwood Recreation Center
    6200 Pete Wisnieski Pky.
    Independence, OH 44131

    Walk-ins are welcome
    click for map

For more information, contact our VE Coordinator