ARRL

NCVEC Form Instructions

Manually Complete the NCVEC Quick Form 605

These instructions can only be used in conjunction with NCVEC QUICK-FORM 605 Applications for Amateur Radio licenses.

NCVEC 605 Form

  • Quick Instructions For Completing the Form

    Here are step by step instructions for completing the NCVEC Quick Form 605. 
    Choose the option that's right for you.
     

  • Volunteer Examiners

    These instructions can only be used in conjunction with NCVEC QUICK-FORM 605 APPLICATION FOR AMATEUR OPERATOR/PRIMARY STATION LICENSE.
    Send this form, when completed, to your coordinating VEC.
    Do not send or provide this form to the FCC!

    Exam Applicants must fill in SECTION 1. 
    Each applicant for a new license, license upgrade or modification must provide the following information.

         Applicant contact information, including: Full name, call sign (if any) address,
         (Social Security Number, or FCC-issued Federal Registration Number
         [10 digits beginning with a "0"]), city, state, zip code, e-mail address (optional),
         phone number (optional), fax number (optional).

         Mandatory Social Security Number (SSN): Social Security Number, or FCC-issued
         Federal Registration Number (10 digits beginning with a "0").

         In most cases, Applicant Type is "Individual." Club and Military Recreation license
         grants or renewals may also use this form.

         Application Purpose: Check the box or boxes that apply for this applicant
         (eg, Examination for Upgrade, and Change of mailing address might both be
         checked for some applicants).

         Does applicant have another license application pending at FCC? If yes, explain.

          Applicant Signature and Date Signed.

    VEs must fill in SECTION 2. 

         Indicate license class earned at this session (if any) for the exam date
         and location shown to the right.

         In the boxes to the right, fill in the exam date, exam site city and state or
         country, and VEC name.

         Enter the Three Administering VE's Certifications - Each of three qualified
         and VEC-accredited administering VEs must PRINT their name,
         PRINT their call sign, SIGN their name and enter the date signed.
     

  • Exam Applicants or Individuals

    These instructions can only be used in conjunction with NCVEC QUICK-FORM 605 APPLICATION FOR AMATEUR OPERATOR/PRIMARY STATION LICENSE.
    Send this form, when completed, to your coordinating VEC.
    Do not send or provide this form to the FCC!
     

    • This form is for VE / VEC use only. For routine changes/modifications/renewal of your amateur license you may use this form and return it to ARRL. If you choose, you may instead obtain an FCC 605 Form, once you have registered yourself in the FCC's ULS Registration System (which requires you to supply your Taxpayer ID Number to FCC {this is your Social Security Number}-as required under the Debt Collection Act of 1996), then submit the FCC Form 605 to FCC by mail, or update your record on line via the FCC ULS web page. FCC forms can be obtained via the FCC web, via FTP or by fax at 202-418-0177 (request Form 000605). The FCC Forms Distribution Center will accept orders by calling 800-418-3676.
       
    • Supplying this form to a Volunteer Examiner (VE), Volunteer Examiner Team or to a Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) - When using this form, you are required to provide your Taxpayer ID Number (TIN)--which is your Social Security Number (SSN)--or an FCC-assigned Federal Registration Number (10 digits beginning with a "0") on this application. Federal Registration Numbers are assigned by the FCC's ULS Registration system as soon as you are registered in the ULS. If you register electronically, you can immediately view on line your Federal Registration Number. If you register by mail (see below), once FCC processes your registration you can then phone FCC and obtain your FCC-assigned Federal Registration Number. Once you have it, you may use your FCC-assigned Federal Registration Number in place of your SSN for all future Amateur license applications.
       
    • Applicants who have not yet registered in ULS or Foreign applicants - may still sit for and take examinations for a new Amateur license, or to upgrade an existing Amateur license with the understanding that no action will be taken by FCC on any application until after the applicant has registered in the ULS. Not being registered in the ULS will cause a delay in the filing of the application. Failure to notify the coordinating VEC of subsequent registration in the ULS, or failure to register, will result in the application being placed on hold until this FCC requirement has been met. Foreign applicants (not eligible for a US Social Security Number) must register on-line as exempt by selecting the reason "the individual is foreign" and a Federal Registration Number will be issued.
       
    • Registering in ULS - can be accomplished electronically via the FCC ULS web page or by obtaining, completing and forwarding the FCC's ULS Registration form (FCC Form 606) to the FCC by fax (717-338-2693) or by mail to: FCC, 1270 Fairfield Rd, Gettysburg PA 17325-7245. FCC Form 606 can be obtained via the  FCC web or via FTP or by fax at 202-418-0177 (request Form 000606). The FCC Forms Distribution Center will accept orders by calling 800-418-3676.
       
    • Why must I register in the FCC ULS? For US Citizens, the US Government now requires you to have your Taxpayer ID Number (your Social Security Number) registered with the FCC. The Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 requires the FCC to collect this information. Congress enacted the Debt Collection Improvement Act (DCIA) as part of an effort to increase collection of delinquent government debts. As a result of the DCIA, the Commission and other executive agencies are required to collect Taxpayer Identification Numbers from each entity doing business with a Federal agency, including applicants for, or recipients of, a Federal license or permit. In addition, the Taxpayer ID Number (TIN)-our Social Security Number--will be used as a unique identifier for each licensee within the ULS. [In the FCC's Commercial Services, TINs are commonplace--since companies rarely have a Social Security Number. For individuals, our TIN is our Social Security Number]. The TIN, along with a user-selected password, will provide licensees access to their licensing records in order to renew or modify their licenses. You can register in the Universal Licensing System (ULS).
    • Exam applicants applying for a new license or license upgrade or Individuals modifying or renewing their license must provides the following information in Section 1:
      • Applicant contact information, including: Full name, call sign (if any) address, (Social Security Number, or FCC-issued Federal Registration Number [10 digits beginning with a "0"]), city, state, zip code, e-mail address (optional), phone number (optional), fax number (optional)
      • Mandatory Social Security Number (SSN): Social Security Number, or FCC-issued Federal Registration Number (10 digits beginning with a "0").
      • In most cases, Applicant Type is "Individual." Club and Military Recreation license grants or renewals, or RACES modifications may also use this form.
      • Application Purpose: Check the box or boxes that apply for this applicant (eg, Examination for Upgrade, and Change of mailing address might both be checked for on some applications).
      • Does applicant have another license application pending at FCC? If yes, explain.
      • Applicant Signature and Date Signed

  • ARRL VEC Address

    All license filings (accept for new Vanity call sign requests) can be sent to the ARRL VEC.
    ARRL VEC 
    225 Main Street
    Newington, CT 06111-1494

    Additional information about Sending forms to the ARRL and FCC.