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, August 18, 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
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.