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For the latest hamest and VE session information, check the ARRL web site.

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For the question pools, go to: http://www.arrl.org/arrlvec/pools.html
To take a practice exam, goto: http://www.aa9pw.com/radio/ or http://www.qrz.com/p/testing.pl

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EARS does not sponsor VE testing, but does list area testing dates and times. If you know of a test not listed, please write, call, or e-mail it to Neil ASAP!!!

For all tests, bring 2 forms of ID, one must include picture; calculator; pens/pencils, CSCEs and current license originals AND photocopies (if any); test fee ($15.00 for all ARRL sponsored exams as of 1/1/09, $14.00 for all W5YI sponsored Amateur (Ham) tests as of 1/1/05... $35 for commercial GROL); your social security number (FCC TIN) or FCC FRN. You must have a number prior to the exam.

For additional listings, check the ARRL Web site.

INSTANT UPGRADE information: 

Effective February 23, 2007: An applicant holding a valid Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) for Element 3 (General) or Element 4 (Amateur Extra) may redeem it for an upgrade. A CSCE is good for 365 days from the date of issuance, no exceptions. For example, a Technician licensee holding a valid CSCE for Element 3 may apply at a Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) test session, pay the application fee, and receive an instant upgrade.

Previous instant upgrades : If you have proof of qualifying for an upgrade on April 15, 2000 or after, you must fill out form 605, pay the test fee, and present adequate documentation to obtain your instant upgrade, such as CSCEs, or an old license copy or callbook printout to verify code credit and/or credit for written elements.  The FCC said VECs could use entries in the 1987 and earlier editions of the Radioamateurs Callbook to support the their pre-1987 Technician Class status if they have confidence in its accuracy.  The QRZ website also has posted an old FCC (circa 1993) database that might help some amateurs establish their status.  Just print out the webpage and take it to a VE exam session.  For more information, check out the W5YI VEC web site.

Testing locations, dates, and times: 


Bloomington, IN - web site Testing is held on the first Saturday of each month at the First United Church on East Third Street in Bloomington, just west of Eastland Plaza (by IU Credit Union). Testing always begins at 12:00 noon. Please arrive 20-30 minutes early, so that we can begin processing paperwork. For more information, contact John Maassen K9FK at k9fk@arrlDOTnet or 812-336-2311. (ARRL-VEC)

Evansville, INweb site Saturdays once a month at 9 am. Evansville/Vanderburgh Red Cross, Lloyd Expwy. at Stockwell Rd by Tri-State ARS. NO Pre-registration. (ARRL-VEC)

Franklin, IN - web site Johnson Co. EMA office basement at 9:30 a.m. following club meetings. Sponsored by Mid State ARC. (ARRL-VEC)

Greenfield, IN - web site Greenfield Central High School, 810 N. Broadway, Technology Ed. Room 316. Contact Larry Card, (317) 891-7762 cardrg@mwDOTnet (ARRL-VEC)

Madisonville, KY - web site DES Building (130 N. Franklin St.) on the 2nd Saturday of each EVEN Numbered Month
ARRL Amateur Radio and W5YI (NRE) Commercial Testing; Walk In's welcome; Testing starts at 3:00 PM Sponsor: Hopkins Co. Amateur Radio Assn.
Contact: Larry Cunningham KY4LC, 270/825-8593

Terre Haute, IN - web site 2nd Saturday of every month except July at 9:30 am at 1715 S. 8th St., east of the Glas-col Building. Contact Ray Andrews, K9DUR at 812-870-8810 or k9dur@arrlDOTnet (ARRL-VEC)

Terre Haute, IN -2nd Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm at Ryves Hall Youth Center at Etling Hall. Contact Jim Osburn WD9EYB at 812-238-0584 or wd9eyb0409@indianakits.com. (ARRL-VEC)

Vincennes, IN - Vincennes University Technology Building.  For more information, contact Phil Smith AA9ZZ at 812-888-5830 (work) or psmith@indian.vinuDOTedu. (ARRL-VEC)

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This page was last modified on March 6, 2017 by Neil Rapp, WB9VPG