CDC COVID-19 Protocols Enforced if NOT Vaccinated

For everyone’s safety, physical distance, use sanitizing wipes, etc.
If you are not vaccinated, you must wear a face covering when attending.

 

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.

Paul 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. On the day of the exam, if you will be late, please let the VEs know and call the clubhouse at (508) 997-7070.

Due to COVID-19, we are being very careful.

Volunteer Examiners (VEs) are licensed radio amateurs holding General Class licenses or higher who offer 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 if NOT Vaccinated

For everyone’s safety, physical distance, use sanitizing wipes, etc.
If you are not vaccinated, you must wear a face covering when attending.


2021 VE Sessions Scheduled 

November 6 December 4

2022 VE Sessions Scheduled

January 1  February 5 March 5
April 2 May 7 June 4
July 3 August 6 September 3
October 1 November 5 December 3

Exam session location:

SEMARA
54 Donald Street
Dartmouth, MA 02748


What To Bring

CDC COVID-19 Protocols Enforced if NOT Vaccinated

For everyone’s safety, physical distance, use sanitizing wipes, etc.
If you are not vaccinated, you must wear a face covering when attending.

 

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, 2021).**

9. Your email address (after June 29, 2021)***

* 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: