VE Testing

VE testing is administered on the second Saturday of each month at 10:30 am at the Harriman Community Center. Contact Cliff Segar ( -at- for more information or to sign up.

The Roane County Amateur Radio ARRL Volunteer Examiner (VE) Testing Team provides the following information.

First time test candidates* need to bring to the test session:

  1. a photo ID,
  2. A Valid FRN Number obtained from the FCC
  3. $15.00 test fee.

If you are planning to upgrade to a higher class license, or modify your license in any way, bring:

  1. a copy of your current license which we are required to send in with the paperwork,
  2. a photo ID,
  3. your FRN*  and
  4. $15.00 test fee.

Please bring correct change. Test fees are subject to change as directed by the ARRL.

*First time license applicants will need to obtain an FRN Number from the FCC prior to taking their exams.  This number is required for all applicants on Form 605.  Anytime  an applicant needs to modify their license in any way, they must use an FCC Registration Number (FRN). The FRN uniquely identifies an applicant in all future transactions with the FCC, and avoids the need to continually provide a Social Security number on application forms. You can obtain your individual FRN from the FCC by going to the following FCC website: