Getting Licensed

West Volusia Amateur Radio Association holds ARRL Amateur Radio testing sessions on the second Saturday every other odd month.

These testing sessions are held at the DeLand Elks Lodge, 614 South Alabama Avenue, DeLand Florida. We are located directly across the street from the Earl Brown Skate and Bike Park.

Our tests begin promptly at 9:30 AM and continue until the last person completes their test(s).

Our test team consists of FCC licensed General and Extra Class operators. We are affiliated with the ARRL VEC.

Our current Testing Schedule for 2019:

Jan 12

Mar 9

May 11

Jul 13

Sep 14

Nov 9



Websites to help study for your test:

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Ham Radio License Exam
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If you are interested in testing with us please contact:  
Dave Templeton - N4NG
(386) 804-2806

Exam sessions are conducted by volunteers working under the direction of the FCC and a Volunteer Exam Coordinator (VEC). The exam fee is set by the VEC and is $15.  

Not licensed? Find out why you should get licensed.

What to Bring to an ARRL Exam Session:

  1. A legal photo ID (driver’s license, passport)

          2.  If no photo ID is available, two forms of identification:
               a. non-photo ID/driver's license (some states still have them)
               b. birth certificate (must have the appropriate seal)
               c. social security card
               d. library card
               e. utility bill, bank statement or other business correspondence that 
                   specifically names the person; or a postmarked envelope addressed
                   to the person at his or her current mailing address as it appears on
                   the Form 605.

          3.  Students/minors may bring any of the above items and/or a school ID, 
               minor's work permit, report card, or a legal guardian may present a
               photo ID.

          4.  Social Security Number (SSN) or your FCC issued Federal 
               Registration Number (FRN); VEC’s are required by the FCC to submit 
               either your SSN or your FRN number with your license application 
               form. If you prefer not to give your SSN at the exam session, then 
               you may register your SSN with the FCC before exam day. Once you 
               have a FCC issued FRN, you may no longer use your SSN on the 
               application. For instructions on how to register your SSN with the 
               FCC and receive a FRN, visit the FCC's FAQ page and the 
               FCC's registration instructions page.  Please note that some 
               exam teams will only accept a valid FRN on your application.  
               Check with your local exam team before exam day.

          5.  If applicable, bring either a photocopy of your current Amateur Radio
               license or a reference copy printed out from the FCC website, the 
               license information printed from ARRL website or QRZ website,
               or the original(s) and photocopy(s) of any Certificates of Successful 
               Completion of Examination (CSCE) you may hold from previous
               exam sessions. If your license has already been issued by FCC, 
               the CSCE showing license credit is not needed. The photocopy(s) 
               will not be returned. 
               Instructions on how to obtain an official FCC license copy are on 
    Obtain License Copy  web page. 

          6.  Two number two pencils with erasers and a pen. 

          7.  A calculator with the memory erased and formulas cleared is allowed.  
               You may not bring any written notes or calculations into the exam session. 
               Slide rules and logarithmic tables are acceptable, as long as they're free 
               of notes and formulas. Cell phone must be silenced or turned off during  
               the exam session and the phones' calculator function may not be used.
               In addition, iPhones, iPads, Androids, smartphones, Blackberry devices 
               and all similar electronic devices with a calculator capability, may NOT 
               be used.

          8.  Bring a check, a money order or cash to cover the exam session fee(s).