Amateur Radio Examinations
All amateur radio examination sessions conducted by the
WVARA 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 amateur radio examination 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
October 8, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.
Due to the the WVARA Spring Hamfest.
being held on the 2nd Saturday in March with no suitable space available at or near the
hamfest location to hold testing, there will not be
an examination session in March.
Registering for a session ahead of time will allow
some of your paperwork to be prepared in advance and
will speed up the check-in process when you arrive at
the session. You may pre-register for a session
any time prior to 12 midnight EST/EDT on the Thursday before the
All monthly examination sessions are held at:
YMCA of the Wabash Valley
951 Dresser Drive
Terre Haute, IN
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
- Examination 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 and anyone may attend.
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:
VE Team Portal (Password required)