Take the test – VE sessions

The following are the tentative dates for test sessions in 2022. They may change due to our accommodating students completing AARC Technician and General Classes.

  • March 12
  • May 14
  • August 13
  • November 19 (on the last day of the Fall, 2022 Technician class)

All are Saturdays, and the exam begins at 9 AM and are held at Ivy Creek United Methodist Church, 684 Woodlands Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901, or at Piedmont Virginia Community College, 501 College Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22902.

Each exam session is available to candidates for Technician, General, and Amateur Extra Classes.

Walk-ins cannot be accommodated, please reserve a seat by emailing hperritt@gmail.com if you wish to take an exam.

The cost to take the exam is $15 (cash only) for any class of license or upgrade. License exam sessions are administered for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by local Volunteer Examiners (VEs) who are ham radio operators with at least a General Class license who have been accredited by the ARRL or another Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC). VEs must have a higher license class than the test they are administering (Extra Class VEs, however, can administer the Extra Class exam).

What to Bring:

Please bring the following to the exam session:   A legal photo ID (current driver’s license, Student photo ID card, Military ID passport), $15 cash, printed copy of any current Amateur Radio license. and your FCC FRN that you must obtain online in advance using:


If you have any questions prior to reporting to the VE session, please me at hperritt@gmail.com.

Hank Perritt


VE Liaison to ARRL