What does it cost to get my license?

There are two fees associated with licensing testing.  One fee is paid to the FCC, the other fee is paid to the Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) who administers your examination.

FCC Fee

Effective on April 19, 2022, the FCC now charges a $35 licensing fee for all new amateur licenses, renewals of existing licenses, and for vanity callsign applications.  The FCC fee is paid AFTER you test and after they have received your application from a VEC.   You pay this fee only if you pass an examination, renew your existing license, or apply for a vanity callsign.  You will receive an e-mail from the FCC after they have received and processed your application from a VEC.  You have 10 days to pay the fee, after which your application is set aside and will not be processed. Go here to get more details on this process.

 

Anchorgage ARC VEC Fee

All examinations administered with the Anchorage ARC VEC now cost $15.00 whether it is in-person or remote.  The fee allows the applicant to take as many examinations as possible and practical at any one session; it is not valid for multiple sessions. You must present your receipt to the Volunteer Examiner Team when you arrive at the examination location prior to being permitted to test.

The fees are intended to cover the costs of operating the Anchorage ARC VEC program.  Fees must be paid for on this website via PayPal or Credit Card.  Volunteer Examiners are not permitted to accept direct cash or check payments to allow you to test.  However, if a smartphone or computer is available on site, you are free to pay for the session in real-time on-premises through the site.

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