I passed! What happens next?


After the examination is completed, the session will be submitted electronically for review. Once the review process is finished, the information will be submitted electronically to the FCC for processing.

You will be provided with a Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) before leaving the exam. The CSCE is proof that you’ve passed your examination(s).

If you are obtaining your first (new) license, you will be given instructions since the FCC requires a $35 application fee. When the session is processed by the FCC, you should receive an e-mail with further instructions. Candidates have up to 10 days to pay the application fee.

If you are upgrading to a General or Extra class license, you are legally allowed to immediately use those privileges. However, if you are transmitting on those frequencies, you have to affix /AG for general and /AE for extra to the end of your callsign whenever you are identifying

For example: This is “KF1XYZ Stroke AG”

If by any chance you take another examination before the FCC’s ULS is updated, you will need to bring the CSCE and a copy of the CSCE to the examination. If the ULS has updated, it’s best if you print 2 copies of your license, sign them and bring them to the examination.

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