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Find an Online Amateur Radio License Exam

If an in-person exam session cannot be located in a particular area or if taking the exam via a remote video-supervised online session is preferred, choose from the volunteer examiner teams below.

Examinee Information for Video-supervised Online Examinations

The remote video exam session is conducted using an online video conferencing platform (most teams use Zoom) and a web-based examination system with on-screen tests.

Video-supervised online exam sessions are not restricted by location because the exams are administered online. Therefore, there aren’t any online sessions specific to a state nor would an exam candidate be limited to testing only with a team in their state. An examinee can pick any team offering online exam sessions and examiners can participate from different areas of the country.

The online exam-taking process is more complicated and takes more time than the in-person exams. The examinee must read, agree to, and follow the specific Volunteer Examiner (VE) team’s requirements and instructions and have the needed technology in order to take a video-supervised online exam. You must have reliable wifi connectivity to open a browser and take the online exam. Chrome browsers on a PC, Mac or Linux work best with the online exam system. Some tablets may also work, but many do not have the functionality required for the online test.

HELPFUL HINT:  Check the specific team's requirements first, and only register with that team for an online exam if comfortable with those requirements.

Be aware that some information about you will be made publicly available on the FCC's website: FCC Licensee Privacy


List of ARRL VE Teams Offering Online Exams

To search for available testing slots visit: https://ham.study/sessions/arrl/online

To choose a specific team and time see below.

Columbia University ARC - N2YGK VE Team - ONLINE EXAMS
Read and understand the requirements:  CUARC License Exam Sessions 
Then register for an available time slot:  https://hamstudy.org/sessions/N2YGK 

Silicon Valley VE group Online Exams - *FIRST & THIRD SATURDAY MONTHLY*
Contact: Morris Jones AD6ZH     Email: ad6zh.mj@gmail.com 
The Silicon Valley VE group offers online exams the first and third Saturday of each month from 9AM until 11AM PDT.  All elements are available.  The number of applicants per session is limited due to 4 VEs proctoring each applicant during the exam process. Pre-registration is required.  Please sign up by contacting AD6ZH at ad6zh.mj@gmail.com.  Include your Name, FRN number, callsign if any, and which element(s) you wish to take. More information and technical requirements can be found on the SVVE website:  www.svve.org.

PARC Online Testing - KJ4PJE VE Team - *TEST SLOTS ALWAYS AVAILABLE*
Requirements, information, scheduling:  https://parcradio.org/pages/online.html 
Read the requirements, then select the SCHEDULE tab, find an available time slot
and then complete the form to RESERVE your TIME SLOT.
Team listing:  https://hamstudy.org/sessions/KJ4PJE

New England Amateur Radio - NE1AR VE Team - ONLINE - Any Exam, Any State
Read the instructions thoroughly and understand the requirements:  
https://nescitech.org/exam/  
Then sign up for an exam by appointment
https://nescitech.org/ham-exam-contact-us/ 
Team listing:  https://hamstudy.org/sessions/NE1AR 

WB9ZPH VE Team - ONLINE - fully remote exams
Read the information and requirements: 
https://sites.google.com/site/wb9zph/home/onlinetests 
Then register for an available time slot: 
https://hamstudy.org/sessions/WB9ZPH
 

Billerica Amateur Radio Club VE Team - ONLINE exams
Read the information and requirements:
https://www.w1hh.org/get-your-license/online-ve-sessions/

Then register for an available time slot:
https://hamstudy.org/sessions/W1LUS

MNYARC Online VE Exam Sessions – NØZRD VE Team
Read the instructions thoroughly and register for an exam
by appointment:
 https://exam.mnyarc.org  
Team listing:  https://hamstudy.org/sessions/N0ZRD 

Ham Education Group Video Exams - AHØA VE Team
Read the instructions thoroughly and understand the requirements 
for taking an online exam.
Then register for an exam:  http://hameducation.org/register/ 

Volunteer Examiners Australia (VEA) Online Exams - K3BV VE Team
Select a date and available time slot:  https://vea.org.au/book-exam-session  
Team listing:  https://hamstudy.org/sessions/K3BV 

Mike and Key Amateur Radio Club Video Supervised Exams - AG7T VE Team
Read and understand the requirements for taking an online exam.
Then register for an available time slot:  https://hamstudy.org/sessions/AG7T
Email the team directly if no dates or time slots are available:  ag7t@arrl.net 

Las Vegas ARRL VE Team Remote Exams - KC7QJO VE Team
(LAS VEGAS AREA ONLY)
A very limited number of remote sessions are currently being offered.
The team will open exams to a wider audience in the future.
Read and understand the requirements: 
https://www.lvhamtest.us/video-supervised-license-exam-sessions/
 
Then register for an available time slot:  https://hamstudy.org/sessions/KC7QJO 

If examination spots are unavailable through these teams, search for additional examination dates and teams here:  https://hamstudy.org/sessions/arrl.  Click on the box “Show online” to only display the list of upcoming online exam sessions.