CRES VE Team Pre-registration Form
(for those who are currently licensed Amateurs)

If you are a licensed amateur, please use this form to pre-register for the next CRES Amateur Radio Club VE Exam session. We only need to know your callsign and name, a telephone number where we can reach you if there is a problem, and your email address. We will get the rest of the data we need from the FCC database. However, while perusing the form, please take a moment to correct any information which has changed since you last updated your license.

Most of the data items we collect are self-explanatory. However, if you hover your cursor over an entry box (or select it for input on a smart phone), a pop-up will appear with additional pertinent information. Make sure you read and follow the instructions carefully, especially when answering the "I am not a robot!" entry.

The data you provide here will be imported into our test session program and used to automatically produce your FCC application form. The Laurel VEC, with whom we are affiliated, also uses the data to electronically generate and send your application and results to the FCC, making it possible for the FCC to typically issue your new license or upgrade the next business day. Please be careful not to make any mistakes as the information you provide here will eventually be incorporated into the FCC's database and appear on your license.

A ' * ' below indicates that the field is required and cannot be left blank.
A ' † ' indicates that the field MAY BE required. Hover cursor over buttons for more info.

Date of Exam
Select the exam session you are registering for.
April 6 April 2
Enter your amateur call sign. If you do not have a callsign you have selected the wrong form.
*   I do not have a callsign
Enter your US phone number using the format: XXX-XXX-XXXX
Email Address
Enter your email address
First Name
Unless you are updating your name, enter your first name as it appears on your license. Do not use a nickname. MAKE SURE THIS IS CORRECT AS THIS IS WHAT WILL BE ON YOUR HAM LICENSE.
Middle Initial
Enter your middle initial. Leave blank if you have no middle name.
Last Name
Unless you are updating your name, enter your last name as it appears on your license.

Enter the suffix to your name if you have one (Example: Jr, Sr, III...)
Have you ever been convicted of a
felony in any state or federal court?
You MUST answer this question if you are applying for a new license, applying to upgrade your existing license, or requesting a call sign change. You DO NOT have to answer this question if all you are doing is renewing your license or changing your name or mailing address. If you answer "Yes", then you will have to submit an explanation to the FCC before they will process your application. See a VE team member for additional information.
Yes No
I am not a robot!
To weed out robot form writers, we ask that you take a simple Turing test: Please enter in order and without spaces the last two characters in your callsign, the digits between the dashes in your telephone number above, and the first two characters in your email address

The remaining fields should only be modified if your name
or address needs to be updated in the FCC database.

Update my name in the FCC
database as shown above
Click 'Yes' if you want to update your name in the FCC database. Otherwise, click 'No'.
Yes No
Update my address in the FCC
database as shown below
Click 'Yes' if you want to update your address in the FCC database. Otherwise, click 'No'.
Yes No
Street Address
Example: 1702 E Maple St. Make sure street names are spelled correctly. Your license will be suspended if correspondence from the FCC Is returned as non-deliverable.
P.O. Box
You may specify a P.O. Box number in addition to a Street Address. Leave off the "PO Box" prefix; Enter only the box number.
Enter your city of residence.
Please enter your two letter state code, example: OH
Zip Code
Enter either your 5-digit or (preferably) 9-digit zip code.
If you have comments or questions about this form, this is the place to state them. Anything you type here will be read by members of the VE team, but will not become part of the official documentation.