License exams administered by Laurel VEC examiners, including RCVET, are free. However, once you pass a test that results in a new license being granted, you are required to pay a $35 fee to the U.S. Department of the Treasury before the license will be granted. Information on how to pay this fee will be given to successful applicants at the test session and will also be sent by email from the FCC to directly to the applicant. (Note that changes to an existing license, including upgrades and changes of address, do not result in a new license being granted, so no fee is charged.)
You must have a FCC Registration Number (FRN) before you can take any license examination. If you are already licensed, you already have a FRN; it’s on your copy of your license. If you do not have a FRN, you must apply for one on-line, directly from the FCC. This page explains how to obtain a FRN. While you may apply for a FRN at the test session, it is highly advisable to obtain it in advance of the session, as the FCC website is often down for maintenance during non-business hours and on weekends, which is when we administer most of our exams.
Other Required Information
In addition to the FRN and your name, address, and call sign (if any), you must provide your email address and daytime phone number. All correspondence with the FCC, including issuing licenses and disseminating information on collection of fees, is done via email. Also, problems with processing your application can be expedited by contacting you by phone using the number you provide.The above links will open in a new window.
Return and complete Registration Page after you receive your FRN#
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