CDC COVID-19 Protocols enforced:
Covering face, physical distancing, wearing gloves, sanitizing wipes etc.

Please reserve your space by sending an email to the
SEMARA VE Session Team Leader:
Paul Sadeck, K1PGS
or email: exams [at] semara [dot] org
He will register you for the exam, notify you of the process,
and send you a sign-in sheet that must be returned to him.
The VE Sessions are currently limited to ten (10) test takers.
This procedure gives SEMARA control of the number of people in the room.
Due to Covid-19, we must be very careful.

A Volunteer Examiner (VE) is a licensed radio amateur holding a General Class license or higher who offers their time to administer the FCC licensing exam.  SEMARA is accredited in the ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) Program and offers exam sessions.  These exam sessions are referred to as “VE Sessions” and are open to the public for any person who would like to become an amateur or upgrade their current license class.

Walk-ins are not permitted. You are required to contact Paul ahead of time if you plan to attend an upcoming session. VE Sessions are held at the SEMARA Clubhouse, 54 Donald Street, Dartmouth, Massachusetts on the first Saturday of every months at 9:00 AM. See below for more  detailed information.

Upcoming VE Sessions

CDC COVID-19  Protocols enforced:
Covering face, physical distancing, wearing gloves, sanitizing wipes etc.
9:00 AM on the first Saturday of every month.

June 5, 2021
July 3, 2021
August 7, 2021
September 4, 2021
October 2, 2021
November 6, 2021
December 4, 2021
January 1 2022 – No Exam

Exam session location:

54 Donald Street
Dartmouth, MA 02748

What To Bring

CDC COVID-19  Protocols enforced:
Covering face, physical distancing, wearing gloves, sanitizing wipes etc.

You must wear a face mask when attending the VE Session.

The person taking the exam should remember to bring:

1. Your own pen and two #2 pencils with erasers.

2. One government issued Photo ID, or two non-photo IDs (one with address).

Note: If bringing non-photo IDs, two from the following list are acceptable:
– Non-photo ID or driver’s license (some states still have them)
– Birth certificate
– Social security card
– Library card
– Utility bill
– Bank statement or other business correspondence
– Postmarked envelope with current mailing address
– School ID (student only)
– Report card (student only)
– Work permit (minor only)

3. Original or photocopy of FCC issued license (if licensed).

4. Original and/or photocopy of all Certificates of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) you are claiming (if applicable).

5. Optional calculator*.

6. Optional slide rule and/or logarithmic table(s)*.

7. The 2020 ARRL/VEC exam session fee of $15.00.

8. Your FCC Federal Registration Number (FRN) (after May 20, 2020).**

9. Your email address (after June 29, 2020)***

* Only stand-alone calculators with their memory erased and formulas cleared are acceptable.  Only logarithmic tables free of notes and formulas are acceptable.  You may not bring any written notes or calculations.  Cell phones and all other electronic devices must be silenced or turned off and out of sight during the exam session.

** You must preregister with the FCC Universal Licensing System (ULS) and get an FRN to use instead of using your TIN/SSN on the application.

*** An email address is needed for use by the FCC.

See the FRN and Email requirement announcement here.

The required NCVEC Form 605 is provided for you at the VE Session and may only be submitted for you by a VE.

Additional Resources

Additional reading provided by the ARRL: