Columbia University ARC VE Team online exam
WHEN WILL THE EXAM TAKE PLACE?
Despite what hamstudy.org tells you, unless you are the very first candidate for a session, your exam session will be sometime after 6pm Eastern time because we schedule candidates on a first-paid basis in 30 minute slots beginning then. We request that you arrive 15 minutes early for your slot since we frequently run ahead of schedule.
RESPOND TO PAYMENT REQUEST ASAP
You will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org within a day or so requesting payment. IF YOU DON''T SEE THIS EMAIL WITHIN 2 DAYS OF REGISTERING, CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER.
We respond 100% to all registrations but some people seem to not be seeing these emails.
You MUST PAY THE FEE within 24 hours of receipt of that email or you will be de-registered to make room for someone else. See more below.
MULTIPLE REGISTRATIONS NOT ALLOWED
Please do not register for multiple exam sessions (with ours or other VE teams) with the intention of missing later sessions once you pass at an earlier session: By doing so you are denying other candidates the opportunity to register and generating extra work and lost time for the VEs.
THIS EXAM IS ONLINE ONLY - Do not come to the address listed as nobody is there!
You will be assigned to a 30-minute slot starting somewhere between 6:00 and 8:00 PM Eastern time. Actual times may vary depending on prior candidates'' progress, so plan accordingly. We may "seat" you up to 15 minutes early or quite a bit later. You''ll need to hang out in a Zoom waiting room during this time.
Read and understand the requirements at CUARC License Exam Sessions.
EXAM FEE PAYMENT
After registering here you will receive a separate email (generally within a day) with payment instructions. Do not send payment until you receive those instructions.
Please note if we don''t receive your payment within 24 hours of receipt of payment instructions we may cancel your exam reservation at our discretion.
FCC FEE PAYMENT
As of April 19, 2022 the FCC has instituted a $35 fee for new license applications. You will pay this fee directly to the FCC upon succesful completion of the exam and acceptance by the FCC of your license application.
Candidates under the age of 18 will need to have a parent or guardian present during the exam session.
A REDUCED EXAM FEE of $5 is charged for any exams for under-18 candidates. Please bear with us as our systems still report the fee as $15 for all candidates.
Under-18 candidates may also apply for reimbursement of the $35 FCC fee via the ARRL Youth Licensing Grant Program.
This exam session is brought to you by the Columbia University ARC VE Team