A photocopy of the applicant's current amateur license must be stapled to the back of the completed NCVEC Form 605 (see exception) since this license is used as credit for examinations already passed. An applicant may obtain license duplicate copies by writing the FCC Consumer Assistance Branch, 1270 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA, 17325-7245, telephoning 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322.), or by filing for a duplicate license on the W5YI-VEC website, or the FCC ULS site.
Most VE teams will also accept license copy print-outs from the various online amateur service databases (such as the QRZ, WM7D, ARRL or Buckmaster
websites) as evidence of holding a current amateur service license.
EXCEPTION: If the applicant presents a CSCE indicating a recent license upgrade but has not yet received the license from the FCC, you may test the applicant and forward the application to VEC without the license photocopy. (Complete details are given in Chapter 4.)