What you need to know to become an Operator
How to successfully get your license and stay proficient:
- |> Join a club like CBRA or one of the more reliable forms on the internet to help understand the content. |
- |> Take practice tests till you are confident enough to pass |
- |> Take the test and pass |
- |> Get active in a club, Like CBRA offers to the local and surrounding Cecil County, MD areas.
CBRA sponsored ARRL Volunteer Examiner Test Sessions
Testing Schedule for 2023
PRE-REGISTRATION IS ENCOURAGED BUT NOT REQUIRED.
WALK-INS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!
The CBRA VE Team wants you on the air as quick as possible so we electronically submit our exam sessions! You should receive your new call sign or upgraded license by the following Monday or Tuesday evening.
All test sessions are held at the Rising Sun Branch Library, located at 111 Colonial Way, Rising Sun, MD 21911 starting at 9:00 a.m.
The charge for each session is $15.00, or $5.00 for candidates younger than 18-years old. Proof of under 18 status is required at the session. We accept Cash or Check. Please make checks out to “ARRL-VEC”.
All persons taking any test MUST show their government-issued photo ID or passport.
Applicants must provide their FCC Registration Number (FRN) before taking any test. You can apply for a FRN at anytime before taking the exam at the following link: https://www.arrl.org/fcc-application-fee
Applicants must provide an email address before taking any test. This is a FCC requirement.
Licensed hams who are upgrading MUST bring a copy of their Amateur Radio License and/or CSE's.
NOTICE! EFFECTIVE APRIL 19, 2022 AN ADDITIONAL FEE OF $35 WILL BE REQUIRED BY THE FCC BEFORE YOU RECEIVE YOUR LICENSE.
This fee does not apply to license upgrades. This fee is NOT payable at the time of the test. Visit FCC www.arrl.org/fcc-application-fee for more information.
ARRL Youth Licensing Grant Program
The American Radio Relay League will cover the one-time $35 application fee for new license candidates younger than 18-years old for tests administered under the ARRL VEC program.
The $35 FCC application fee will be reimbursed after the new license has been issued by the FCC.
Visit the ARRL website for the program instructions and reimbursement form at www.arrl.org/youth-licensing-grant-program For more information contact the CBRA VE Team at email@example.com