The WØTLM VE Team holds six exam sessions per year. Exams for each license class (Technician, General, & Extra) are offered at all sessions. All sessions require pre-registration (see below). Sessions held in association with WØTLM license courses give priority to course students and may not have extra capacity. We charge no fees for examinations. 


Exam Session Schedule & Locations

Scheduled exam sessions are listed in the right margin of this page and on the WØTLM web calendar. Session information may also be found at our Laurel VEC team web page.

Current exam locations are as follows:

April 9, 3:00 pm exam start time. This session will be held at the Woodmoor Community Center Barn:
1691 Woodmoor Drive, Monument, CO 80132

The April 9 exam session is closed to general public registrations due to space available limits

-- WØTLM Tech Class students only may register.

A VE exam session in progress.
The WØTLM VE Team normally holds exam sessions quarterly. Pre-registration is required, as described on this page. Under COVID conditions, fewer and smaller exam sessions are being offered due to facility availability and capacity restrictions.


What You Will Need

New Applicants: If you are not a current FCC license holder, you must obtain an FCC Registration Number (FRN) before pre-registering for an exam session. The FRN is required for your FCC license application that results from your successful completion of the exam. See the instructions below for obtaining an FRN online from the FCC.

Upgrading Applicants: If you already have an FCC license, please pre-register for an exam session using your currently active call sign. (See pre-registration below.)

All Applicants: All applicants should bring the following items to the exam session.

  • FRN and/or current active call sign (required)
  • Current, valid, photo ID such as a drivers license, military ID, or student ID (required)
  • Pencil or two
  • Conventional calculator (no cell phone use allowed)



The following information is required for your online pre-registration. Gather this information before completing the registration form:

  • FRN (new applicants) or current call sign (upgrading applicants)
  • Legal name (first, MI, last)
  • Mailing address (PO boxes are allowable)
  • Email address (usually same as that used for FRN registration)
  • Answer to this FCC-required question: Have you ever been convicted of a felony offense? (Additional documentation requirements and FCC review before license grant for those answering affirmatively to this question.)
  • Date of WØTLM exam session you wish to attend

To pre-register for a session, complete and submit the registration form by clicking the "Register for exam session" link in the right margin of this page, or here:  Register for exam session.


FRN Acquisition

An FCC Registration Number (FRN) is required to pre-register you for an exam session with WØTLM. The FRN is also required for your FCC license application that will be submitted by our team. To get an FRN from the FCC, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the FCC Registration System (CORES) and register for an account.
  2. Complete the email registration verification when it arrives in your In-Box.
  3. Use your new account information to login to the FCC CORES system and complete an application for FRN (same URL link as above in step 1:
  4. Record your FRN when it is issued via the web site.

You will find additional or updated information and instructions on this FCC page: 


About Our VE Team

The WØTLM Volunteer Examiner Team is a Laurel VEC-affiliated team. Our sponsoring organization, the WØTLM Tri-Lakes Monument Radio Association (a Colorado-registered 501c3 organization), pays all expenses for examinations for our applicants. All team members are accredited by the Laurel VEC. Team lead is Stu WØSTU, with Deputy Team Leads Stephen KZØQ and Barbara KØBE. Questions may be directed to Stu WØSTU at