Richmond Amateur Radio Club

VE Testing

Exams are offered on odd-numbered months by the Richmond Amateur Radio Club (RARC), Allan Johnson, WA3J, Chief Examiner. Contact him at  Exams are usually held the second Saturday of each odd month, except July.

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 09:00:00 AM Pending Corvid-19 rules
01/09/21 09:00:00 AM Pending Corvid-19 rules

Exams begin at 9:00 AM.Exams are given at Bon Air United Methodist Church, 1645 Buford Road, in the Bon Air area of Richmond.  The current testing fee is $0 (zero, zip, nothing because the Laurel VEC does not charge for supplies and processing).

For a quicker start, come with your FRN (FCC Registration Number).  It is on your current license.

If you are taking the Tech exam, you are required by the Federal Government to have a FRN (Federal Registration Number).  You can sign up for an FRN on the FCC website.  Do a search for “FCC FRN” and that will give you a link the FCC site.

Walk-ins are always welcome. Pre-registration is not required.

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.

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