SSRA Amateur Radio Testing


Prepare the following before your online exam session:

❏ Exam Fee Payment: Use the payment links below to submit your $14 exam fee. **Payment must be received WITH your registration.

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***Without your payment, registration and test position is subject to cancellation ***

Approximately 30-60 minutes before your exam, you will receive an email with Zoom meeting information to join your exam session.
A “NO-SHOW” for your exam results in forfeiture of your exam fee.   

❏ PHOTO ID: Your photo ID must be shown on camera to your VE Team. For online sessions, we accept a driver’s license, passport, Student ID or other government issued ID.
Under-18 students may show either of the above items, or display a school ID or report card and a legal guardian presents a photo ID. 

❏ Federal Registration Number (FRN): This must be submitted on the exam application. Current license holder have an FRN, New applicants were assigned an FRN when you registered for this examination at

❏ Exam Application: A NCVEC 605 application is generated when registering for an exam,. Once exam is successful, you will view and sign this document electronically.

Your name on the exam registration must match the name on your FCC license or FRN if applying for a new license.  Name changes requires your separate documentation to be submitted to the FCC.

❏ Prepare your computer and cell phone camera: Your Test Team will ensure the integrity of the testing system. Be sure your computer and phone can handle the following.

***You may optionally use a computer calculator application on your screen during the exam***

❏ Prepare your exam room: The VE Team must protect the integrity of the test environment. Be sure you can take the exam uninterrupted.

❏ Practice for your exam: It is your responsibility to be fully prepared, as the time of three or more volunteers have been reserved for you. Use Hamstudy to study and take practice exams. Kindly make sure you are consistently scoring well above the passing grade before you schedule an exam. Some recommended sites:
––, is a free site with lots of tips. It has an inexpensive companion phone app you can use on the go.

Know the Rules for ONLINE Exams:

❏ Test Sessions: If an exam element is failed and you wish to re-test, another $14 test fee will be asked of you. Typically you will re-enter our queue in the Waiting Room and will retest once others have completed their exams. (TIP: Practice your material while waiting for your next attempt!)

❏ Certificate of Successful Completion of Exam (CSCE):  When testing is complete, the exam elements you passed are indicated on a CSCE document that your VE team will email you immediately. Consider this your Diploma or Receipt for your exam. Retain this document for your records.

❏ Protocol for Online Exams:

  1. Test must be completed without any interruptions that would raise suspicion about the integrity of the your testing environment.
  2. You consent that your exam session will be recorded and stored for a period of time. Currently 15 months.
  3. You agree to keep attention on your computer screen at all times. Eyes may not wander to other parts of the room. You may not leave the view of your webcam during the exam session.
  4. You agree to use a single-screen computer or laptop. No other screens may to be attached or near your computer.
  5. You may not have visitors in the room. Applicants under the age of 13 may have a Parent/Legal Guardian present.
  6. If requested, you will use your cell phone camera connected to Zoom to scan the entire room and exam area to show that there are no materials or people that could aid in taking the exam.
  7. If requested you will place your cell phone so that it views a larger area around your test environment.
  8. You may load a calculator application on your device. Handheld calculators are not permissible.
  9. You may have a single blank scrap paper and pen. If paper is used, please display front and back to your test team at conclusion of exam.
  10. You must agree to share your entire screen with the VE team, not just the browser.
  11. If your VE team suspects a possibility of cheating, your exam will be terminated, your exam fee forfeited and your privileges of online testing will end system-wide.

Your VE Team will follow this process: