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


    The FCC charges a $35 application fee for new licenses, renewals and vanity applications. This fee is paid directly to the FCC after an application has been submitted to them, This must be completed at: https://www.fcc.gov/licensing-databases/commission-registration-system-fcc
    For the ARRL to submit a renewal application to the FCC on behalf of an individual they charge $15 to non-ARRL members, there is no fee to current ARRL members, we collect the ARRL fee, a check or cash and photo ID are required. Go to: http://www.arrl.org/fcc-license-info-and-forms for more information. Please let me know if you will be attending.

    2023 Test dates
    Nov 12,2023

    2024 Test dates
    Jan 14,2024
    Mar 10,2024
    May 12,2024
    Jul 14,2024
    Sep 8,2024
    Nov 10,2024
    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