Test Session Rules
Have Fun! Stay
relaxed and try not to be nervous and tense. Remember that
this is a great hobby and it's supposed to be fun not
stressful. The VE team is here to make it as easy as possible
for you. We want you to succeed.
All tests will be graded by the VE team at the test session.
Don't leave. You will find out your results the same night.
You will also receive written confirmation of each element
that you pass and may be required to fill out additional
paperwork for a license upgrade. Do not leave the area until
you receive permission from a member of the VE team.
NEVER, NEVER, NEVER WRITE IN ANY OF THE TEST BOOKLETS.
Collect All Materials
You should not leave the test site with any materials, other
than what you brought with you and any CSCE(s) any other
material that is provided to you by the VE team.
Sorry, but unfortunately this needs to be said. Cheating
will not be tolerated. If you are found cheating on
any exam, regardless of how you are doing on the test, the
exam will be terminated immediately and you will be issued a
failing grade. Your test fee is forfeited and you will be
asked to leave the test site. If a candidate is found cheating
on one element, all previously passed elements may be marked
If you plan to use a calculator please show it to one of the
VE's before you begin your exam. Handheld or
portable computers, smartphones, PDA's, may not be used
during any exam. Please check with a member of the VE Team
if you are unsure whether your particular device may be
Clear the Desks
Put any books or papers away and off the desks during the
Morse Code Tests
We are no longer testing for Morse, as amateur licensing no
longer requires it for any class of license.
Keep It Quiet
During the exams please try to keep things quiet. Turn off all
electronic devices (radios, pagers, cell phones, watches,
etc.) that may distract other candidates. No Talking,
Please. Be considerate to your fellow candidates.
Between exams you may use the rest rooms, get a drink or go
outside for a smoke break. Smoking is not permitted in the
building or within fifty feet outside the building. Please let
the VE team know when you leave the test area.
Mother Nature or Other
If you must leave the room for any reason during an exam, your
test must be turned in to a VE and it will be graded
immediately, as is. Sorry no exceptions.
Multiple Test Attempts
Your test fee allows one attempt at each test
element. You may take elements in any sequence.
At the sole discretion of the VE Team (usually based
on the volume of applicants and the time remaining)
you may be allowed to take a failed element a second
time. You will be given a different version of the
failed exam element and a second test fee will be
We can tell you only the number of questions you missed,
not which questions were missed.
During the test session, please ask any member of the VE team.
We are here to help YOU.