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Get your Amateur Radio HAM Licence Online

The FCC released a public notice on April 30, 2020 confirming that the ham radio license exam may be held remotely.


How it works

Ham radio license tests are administered by Volunteer Exam Coordinators (VECs) that are approved by the FCC to administer the exam. Some VECs offer remote testing, but many of them still do not.

There is some setup required with a webcam, a Zoom meeting, and possibly a qualified proctor – it all depends on which VEC you choose to administer your exam. Each VEC will have their own detailed requirements and instructions.

Before you get in touch with a VEC to try to schedule your exam, make sure you have studied for the exam and can easily score the 74% required to pass. Here you can take a free lesson.

Should you consider taking the exam in-person?

Let’s be honest – there is a lot of setup required to take the exam 100% online and remotely. It’s worth at least considering taking the exam in person. And the truth is that it is a good opportunity to meet local club members that you may even make contact with on the local repeater. 

Search with ARRL, and just use your zip code for best search results. Get in touch with the local club and see if they can accommodate your situation.

Search for a local club with ARRL (use your zip code for best results)

This entry was sited from HAM Radio Prep