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

Please use this form to pre-register for the next CRES Amateur Radio Club VE Exam session if you are not a licensed Amateur. The data you enter here will be imported into our test session program and used to 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 official database and appear on 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.

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
Federal Registration
Number (FRN)
YOU MUST HAVE A VALID FRN BEFORE WE CAN ADMINISTER YOUR EXAMS. If you already have an FCC license (e.g., GMRS) your FRN can be found on that license. If you have an Amateur callsign, click the "back" button on your browser and select the "already licensed" form. Otherwise, click on "I need an FRN" and follow the instructions given there to obtain an FRN.
*   I need an FRN
First Name
Enter your first name as it appears on your driver's 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
Enter your last name as it appears on your driver's license - MAKE SURE THIS IS CORRECT AS THIS IS WHAT WILL BE ON YOUR HAM LICENSE.
Enter the suffix to your name if you have one (Example: Jr, Sr, III...)
This is an updated name
Click 'Yes' if you want to replace your name in the FCC database with the one given here. 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.
This is an updated address
Click 'Yes' if you want to replace your address in the FCC database with the one given here. Otherwise, click 'No'.
*Yes No
Enter your US phone number using the format: XXX-XXX-XXXX
Email Address
Enter your email address
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 FRN, the digits between the dashes in your telephone number above, and the first two characters in your email address
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.