(for US exam sessions only!)
We’ve long had the capability, but we haven’t made a big deal about it: Did you know that you can list your ham radio license exam session on hamstudy.org?
Find the list here: https://hamstudy.org/sessions
You can search by zip code or “find near me”. With more VE teams asking us about it recently, I thought I’d answer a few questions here.
How do I get access?
If you want to list your exam session, first you need a hamstudy.org login — register for an account and make sure that the call sign on your user account is the one you want your exam session listed under.
Then, once you have a username, submit a request on our ExamTools support portal. Make sure you provide your username, we’ll try to get you access within 24 hours.
Edit: Please do not send us a list of sessions to add; we don’t have time to maintain the list ourselves. Instead, follow the instructions above and we’ll give you access so you can keep your schedule up to date yourself!
What do I do then?
Simply put, you log into examtools.org, go to the “sessions” tab, and add your session! Once you have the first one entered you can duplicate it for the next ones to save yourself time; make sure that the address autocompletes correctly and displays the map.
Since it’s easier to show than to explain, I made a short youtube video explaining the process:
Where is this going?
Keeping track of exam schedules is a difficult thing, and it’s a problem that has been solved on a local level over and over again; we are hoping to provide an online database that can replace all of those. To that end, this is not intended to be only usable on our website. Assuming there is interest, we intend to create both AJAX endpoints and embeddable widgets that you can use to query for upcoming exam sessions in your area and embed it into your existing website.
What pays for all of this?
For those who don’t know, HamStudy.org is owned and funded by Signal Stuff. We would also be remiss if we did not acknowledge the support and sponsorship of Icom America.
Specifically, most of our funding comes from the sales of the Signal Stuff Super-Elastic Signal Sticks (believe it or not). If you like what we’re doing, consider trying one out the next time you need a good whip antenna for your handheld transceiver!
We hope to hear from you!
The more of you list your exam sessions on HamStudy.org the more helpful and successful this will be!
Tell us what you think in the comments!
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By Tim March 31, 2018 - 21:08
There is a exam every month here in or around Birmingham Alabama. the next one is April the 20th . The exams are listed on the ARRL website. I have been studying for my exam on this website. Thank you very much.
By kd7bbc April 1, 2018 - 16:55
In order to make this work, we need the VEs to list their exam sessions here themselves. Please encourage them to do so when you take the exam!
By randy roddam April 13, 2018 - 15:02
I love the new info always!!! I gotta work on my CW. -.- Understanding all is difficult, as I just got my CB working. My HAM radio’s OS I still don’t know… I will be getting back into barc…
By Larry Brown KG4ZAR September 30, 2019 - 21:21
I’ve tried many study aids over several years and most have left me dissatisfied. Finally with HamStudy.org I feel I’m on track to take my General Class test in a few weeks. After sixteen years of two and six meters I’m ready for the step up! Thanks to the good folks that put together this site! I’ll definitely recommend it to anyone interested in becoming a ham!
By John Sedovic May 30, 2020 - 05:15
I have been studding for 4 months but I can not find a place to take the exam around me, what am I to do? I live in Saint Peters, Missouri. 63376.
By Conrad Morano June 9, 2020 - 15:03
do these online exams also cover requests from ham in other zones, like CA?
By kd7bbc June 11, 2020 - 12:06
Each team sets their own policies, but online exams can in theory be administered to anyone who is eligible for a US amateur radio license and has a good enough internet connection and hardware for the video conferencing.
By Fabio December 19, 2020 - 04:13
can i take the united states radio amateurs exam, can italian citizens take part?
By kd7bbc December 21, 2020 - 04:59
If you are eligible to take a US license exam then there may well be a team willing to administer it, but not all teams (or VECs) have the same policy — you’d need to contact them. You need at minimum a US mailing address and a valid FRN, but there may be other specific requirements of which I’m unaware; I know it happens but not all the specifics of how and why.
By Pamela Walker January 4, 2021 - 14:27
I am attempting to find out availability for the Technician Exam for Ham Radio. I would like to take the online exam this month if possible.
By Marcel Stieber April 2, 2021 - 00:37
Hi Pamela, please see this article for how to get tested: https://blog.hamstudy.org/2020/06/so-you-want-to-take-a-remote-exam/
By Carol Bruegge/ KE6SRN March 20, 2023 - 17:54
I would like to register as a VE Admin so that I can add my exam session to your calendar. Per your web page, I need to send a note to https://jira.signalstuff.com/servicedesk/customer/portal/2
but this link is broken.