All WVARA examination sessions are coordinated through the Laurel VEC.
- There is never any test fee.
- Licenses are normally issued the next business day following the test session.
- Pre-registration for an examination session is preferred, but walk-ins are accepted.
- You MUST
have an FCC Registration Number (FRN) before you arrive
at the examination session.
If you currently hold an amateur radio license or
any other license issued by the FCC (GMRS, GRO, etc.),
then you already have an FRN.
Monthly Examination Sessions
Regularly-scheduled monthly sessions are held
at 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Saturday of
every month except for the month of March.
The next monthly examination session will held be on
April 13, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. EDT.
Due to the the WVARA Spring Hamfest.
being held on the 2nd Saturday in March, & there not
being any suitable space available at or near the
hamfest location to hold testing, there will not be
a monthly examination session in March.
All monthly examination sessions are held at:
Additional Examination Sessions
The WVARA VE Team
also conducts several additional examination sessions throughout the year.
If you wish to pre-register for one of these additional
examination sessions, send an e-mail to
sessions are normally held at the end of each
license class. See the
page for further details. These
examination sessions are not limited to class
students. Anyone may attend one of these
The WVARA VE Team conducts the examination session at the Dugger Hamfest
at 9:00 a.m. EST on the last Saturday of February each year.
Special sessions may be scheduled as the need arises.
Full name and address.
FCC Registration Number (FRN).
Purpose for attending the session - new license,
upgrade, renewal, change address, etc.
For further information contact the WVARA VE Team:
||Ray Andrews, K9DUR
||Deputy Team Leader:
||Jerry Cockrell, W9GWC
VE Team Portal (Password required)