The examination process is handled by volunteer HAMs, so when you think you are ready to take the test you can take it right here in Lake Charles. The South West Louisiana Amateur Radio Club has test sessions on the 4th Tuesday of every other month except December at 6:00PM. Special testing sessions are occasionally approved under extenuating circumstances.
To learn more about the club and get acquainted with others who share your interest in communications, make plans to attend an upcoming meeting.
The current ARRL VEC testing fee is $15, which allows you to take all three of the current test elements on the same day if you are so inclined.