Richmond Amateur Radio Club

VE Testing

Richmond Amateur Radio Club’s 2020 VE Schedule

RARC offers VE Testing Sessions on the second Saturday of odd months except June to cover Field Day instead of July.

Date Time Notes
01/11/20 09:00:00 AM
03/14/20 09:00:00 AM
05/09/20 09:00:00 AM Cancelled
06/27/20 02:00:00 PM Laurel Park 10301 Hungary Springs Rd Glen Allen, VA 23230
09/12/20 09:00:00 AM Fire department
1825 Huguenot Trail
Powhatan, VA 23139
11/14/20 10:00:00 AM Chesterfield Library Bon Air Branch
9103 Rattlesnake Rd
North Chesterfield, VA 23235
01/09/21 09:00:00 AM Pending Corvid-19 rules
  1. Volunteer Examiners give exams on the second Saturday of all odd months except July.
  2. Exams begin at 9:00 or 10:00 AM depending on location restrictions. Exams are given at various locations in the Metro Richmond area due to finding suitable facilities that will accommodate us during the pandemic.
  3. The current testing fee is $0 (zero, zip, nothing because the Laurel VEC does not charge for supplies and processing).
  4. You will need
    • mask
    • pen or pencil
    • photo ID
    • FRN from the FCC*
    • calculator if you think you’ll need one (you cannot use your phone or any calculating device with stored info in it or lookup capability)
  1. Walk-ins are always welcome. Pre-registration is preferred (fill out form 605 –NCVEC Form 605_2018_Interactive – and email back) and required for special needs applicants.
  2. The most up to date information is found at


* If you do not have a license (taking the Tech exam) you are required by the Federal Government to have a FRN. You can sign up for an FRN on the FCC website. Do a search for “FCC FRN” and that will give you a link to the FCC site.

Want to find other exam times and locations?  Click here, enter the date range and search for “virginia.”  There are often exams in Tidewater and northern Virginia.

Allan Johnson, WA3J, is Chief Examiner. Contact him at

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