Frequently Asked Questions
- Q. What is the Laurel VEC?
A. You can read more about the Laurel VEC on their web site, but they are 1 of the 14 Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) organizations recognized by the FCC to adminster tests for Amateur Radio.
- Q. How much does the test cost?
A. Free. The Laurel VEC does not charge a fee for any test. If you have money burning a hole in your pocket, please donate or join the sponsoring club hosting the test session.
- Q. What do I need to bring to a test session?
A. Please bring photo ID, a pencil, a pen, and a calculator. If you are upgrading to General or Extra, please bring a photocopy of your license.
- Q. After passing, how long will it take for my license to be updated in the FCC ULS?
A. Test session results are sent electronically from the VE Team Lead at the test session to the Laurel VEC regional manager. They check the file for errors and upload it to the FCC batch processing system which runs on a Monday through Friday schedule. Example, a Wednesday evening test session will usually have Technician call signs and General/Extra upgrades posted by 9-10am Thursday morning. A Saturday test session will have results posted by 9-10am Monday morning. There is no 10 day or longer wait for the FCC ULS update as experienced using other VEC organizations.
- Q. I have a question not covered here, how do I get an answer?
A. Check out the Laurel VEC FAQ or use the Contact Us for on this site.