Ham Licensing & Upgrading Exams

Important Exam Information

If you’re interested in taking the Ham Exam to obtain or upgrade your Ham radio license, please make note of the following.
There is a $15 test fee, payable in cash.  Applicants may take as many examination elements as they can successfully pass during a session for the one fee.  Another fee is charged to retake a failed examination.  Change cannot be made, so please bring exact amount.
No photocopy capability is available at the test sites, so be sure to bring any required photocopies to be given to the exam team to forward to the VEC.
You will also need an FCC frn# and a legal photo ID.
If you are a licensed Ham and upgrading, please bring a copy of your license and a copy of a CSCE if you are claiming credit for a previously taken test. 
Pre-Registration of applicants by telephone is required by calling the contact person listed below at least 24 hours in advance. 

Upper Valley Examination Team

Rio Grande Valley Amateur Radio Club   (RGVARC)  –  (ARRL/VEC)

Exam Time & Date:  6pm to 9pm, every 2nd Tuesday of each month
Location:  C.E.E.D. Building, 801 N. Bryan Rd., Mission, TX 78572
Exam Liaison:  David Waldridge, WA5MMY
Send email to Pre-Register:  WA5MMY@arrl.net

Mid-Valley Examination Team

Harlingen Area VE Team (HVET) – (W5YI VEC)

Exam Time & Date:  2pm to 3pm on date of exam
Location:  TBA upon registration
Exam Liaison:  Robert Dodson, KD5KCV or Frank Rodriguez, KG5W
Contacts to Pre-Register:
Robert Dodson, KD5KCV    956-367-7129    KD5KCV77@gmail.com
or Frank Rodriguez, KG5W    956-312-5303    oldbrownshoe59@yahoo.com

Lower Valley Examination Team

CHARRO Amateur Radio Club License Test – (ARRL/VEC)

Exam Time & Date:  9am
Location:  Sunrise Mall Food Court, 2370 N. Expressway 83, Brownsville, TX
Exam Liaison:  Jerry Rogers, KB5TMC  KB5TMC@juno.com
Contact to Pre-Register:  Jerry Rogers, KB5TMC    956-546-5248  or  956-216-2388