Paper License from the FCC Information
The FCC Paperless Amateur Radio License Policy is now in effect. The official Amateur Radio license authorization is the electronic record that exists in the FCC’s Universal Licensing System (ULS) data base. Under this system, licensees can access their current official authorization (“Active” status only) via the ULS License Manager. Licensees can print an official authorization, as well as an unofficial “reference copy”, from the ULS License Manager web site.
Applicants or licensees who include a valid e-mail address under "Applicant Information" in the ULS system will receive an official electronic authorization via e-mail.