Ham Exams

Free Exams for Students and Youngsters

The MIT Radio Exam Team is pleased to announce that if you are under 18, or are a current high school or college student with school ID, we are now able to administer your amateur radio license exam at no cost to you!

MIT Radio Exam Team now administering fully-remote Ham Exams

The MIT Radio Exam Team offers fully-remote amateur radio license exams under the coordination of the W5YI-VEC. Information about what it’s like to take a fully-remote ham exam with us can be found in our Remote Examinee Info Packet.

Posted June 9, 2020: At this time, all of our ham exam sessions are being held remotely; we do not yet know when we will be allowed to resume conducting in-person exams on the MIT campus.

Upcoming Remote Ham Exam Sessions

  • Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 7:30pm EDT - This is our regularly-scheduled monthly public exam session. You may register for it here.

  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 7:30pm EDT - This is our regularly-scheduled monthly public exam session. Registration is not yet open; please check back closer to this date.

We occasionally hold other smaller sessions. If our regularly-scheduled sessions above don’t work for you, and you would have ordinarily come to one of our in-person sessions, and particularly if you are a member of the MIT community, get in touch with us at ham-exam-signup@mit.edu to get on our waitlist.

The MIT Radio Exam Team offers amateur radio exams on the penultimate (second-to-last) Wednesday of all twelve months of the year. The sessions start at 7:30pm.

This is the place to earn a new license or upgrade your existing license. Technician through Extra Class tests are offered. We are not able to offer commercial radio operator exams at this time.

For more information, call (617) 253-3776 during business hours.

If you can’t make one of our dates, you can check out the HamStudy Session List for information on other remote or in-person exam options.

If you still can’t find a session at the above link and are looking for an in-person session, you may be able to find one by searching the ARRL Exam Session List for information on other exam venues.