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NEAR-Fest XXX Amateur Licensing Exams Saturday Oct. 16 10:00AM
« on: October 09, 2021, 02:50:49 PM »
Here is everything you need to know.....

The exams are given at 10:00AM on Saturday October 16th.  Bruce W1LUS and his team have been administering the exams for many years and do an excellent job.

The building is called The Arts and Crafts Building and is across the road from the Administration Bldg.  It is marked 7 on the aerial image below. Enter by the lower entrance around back. 

Bruce sent me this information to help candidates prepare for the testing process.

Volunteer Exam Coordinators (VECs) are now required by the FCC to submit your FCC Registration Number (FRN) with your license application form (upon successfully passing the exam). If you are applying for a license, you must create an FCC user account and register your Social Security Number (SSN) in the FCC Commission Registration System (CORES) before attending exam sessions. Registering will create an FRN, which will be used in all license transactions with the FCC. If you already have an FRN, then there is no need to register again.

From the FCC:

New Users Guide To Getting Started With Universal Licensing System (ULS) | Federal Communications Commission
[callout] Getting Started With Universal Licensing System (ULS) New Users Guide to Getting Started With Universal Licensing System (ULS) FILE - Use ULS Online Filing SEARCH - Find Licenses, Applications & Ownership Information [/callout] The Universal Licensing System (ULS) allows you to use any PC with Internet access to research, manage, renew, and pay any applicable fees

Register and receive an FRN and password on the

FCC Registration - Login
FCC Registration - Login. You are accessing a U.S. Government Information System. Information system usage may be monitored, recorded, and subject to audit.

Note: The FCC is in the process of implementing a license application fee of $35, but has not been clear on when exactly this will go into effect. Most likely sometime in 2022.

What to Bring to the exam
Those wishing to take an exam are required to bring the following:

A legal photo ID
$15 exam fee Cash
Original and a copy of any Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) being claimed
Original and a copy of current FCC issued license (if currently licensed)
Your FCC Registration Number (FRN) (see above)
Identification: The candidate must present a legal photo ID. This requirement is usually met with a driver's license, but it can be a passport or other legal identification card with the candidate's photo on it. When no photo ID is available, the candidate must present any two of the following:

Non-photo ID/driver's license;
Social Security card;
Birth certificate (must have appropriate seal);
Minor's work permit, school report card, school ID card or library card;
Utility bill, bank statement, or other business correspondence that specifically names the person; or
Postmarked envelope addressed to the person at his or her current mailing address as it appears on the Form 605
Minors not having sufficient identification must have a concerned adult over the age of 21 with sufficient ID that can vouch for the identity of the minor.