Ham Radio License Exams (VE Testing)

Amateur radio license exams, commonly known as VE testing, is conducted by volunteer amateur radio operators around the area.
The test consists of 35 questions, and tests your knowledge of
various ham radio practices and electronics.

Preparing to take your test?
Take a few practice exams by visiting:



Testing sessions occur the second Thursday of each month and are held at:

Beaver County Emergency Operations Center
351 14th Street
Ambridge, PA 15003

Time: 5:00 P.M.

All candidates wishing to take the test should bring ALL of the following:

1. Two (2) forms of identification. One should be a Photo ID.
2. A pencil and a blue or black pen.
3. Your original AND a photocopy of your current license (if any).
4. Your original AND a photocopy of any C.S.C.E’s (if any).
5. The test fee of $15.00.

All classes of amateur radio license tests will be administered.

Note: The Technician, General and Extra question pools are reviewed and updated on a four year rotation. The pools are designed to test comprehension of FCC rules, operating procedures, radio wave propagation electrical principals, circuits, signals and emissions, antennas and transmission lines and safety.
No question pool updates or releases will take place in 2013. The next pool review is scheduled for 2014, which is for the Technician exam. All current question pools can be viewed at:

For more information, please contact our
VE Test Coordinator:

Rich Soltesz, K3SOM
PHONE: (724) 847-0610