In person VE testing for all classes of Amateur Radio licenses will be held at the Nacogdoches City/County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on FM 3314 the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Click here for directions to the EOC.   Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; tests begin promptly at 7:00.

Examinations for all classes of Amateur Radio licenses are available under the auspices of ARRL-VEC.

Applicants should bring at least two copies of identification, one of which must be a picture ID such as a current Driver’s License. All Applicants must provide a Federal Registration Number (FRN) and current email address. If you do not have a FRN, you must apply to the FCC to receive one before you come to the exam. To apply for a FRN, visit the FCC’s log-in page ( and the FCC’s Registration Information Page ( It really is a quick and easy process.

Applicants for license upgrade already have a Federal Registration Number, which can be found on their current FCC license. Cost of examinations is $15. Please direct any questions concerning these testing sessions to AE5P.