Ham Radio License Exam Information

VE Testing sessions are held on the 3rd Saturday of every even numbered month except December at Mt. Vernon Outland Airport 100 Aviation Drive Mt. Vernon, IL.

Check-in is at 8:30am the day of the exam. You must pre-register for the test session.

Registration must be received no later than 1 week in advance

Send a check or money order for $15 made out to Amateur Radio Club of Mt. Vernon and the examinees' name, address, phone number, and test(s) to be taken to the following address:
          C/O  P.O. Box 1342
          Mt Vernon, Il  62864

Next tentative session date:  December 17th, 2022.
2023 Tentative Test Dates

Please bring the following to the test site:
  1. 2 forms of identification. One must be a photo ID.
  2. If upgrading bring your original license and a copy of your original license. A copy can be printed via the FCC Universal Licensing System (ULS).
  3. FRN number. If you do not hasve an FRN, follow the instructions here to apply for one.
New FCC procedures as of 4/19/22 Note: All registration information must be received by ARCOM by mail postmarked no later than the Monday before the test session date.  Call 618-242-7527 for more information.  Registration Will Not be accepted by phone!