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They have had pre-read instructions and verified that they have their ID ready. Nothing else has been done! Start With Identification.

ATTENTION: All VE’s please mute your microphone at this time.

Before we begin, we want to bring your phone into the session. Is your phone and iPhone or something else?
(If it is an iPhone ask them to click on cancel)
(If it is something else, ask them to click on your image, not any of the selections in the dialogue box)



  1. Please hold your driver’s license up to the camera on your computer screen close and steady.

  2. Flip it around to the reverse side.

  3. Put that in your back pocket or a drawer, out of view along with any other papers or documents.

Please start recording now.

    We need you to verify that you have read the website instructions and agree to the following terms:

  1. You will share your entire screen.

  2. The exam session will be recorded and stored.

  3. You have either removed or covered any sensitive or personal items, otherwise you have consented to the viewing and scanning of these items.

  4. And if the Exam Team suspects a possibility of cheating, they will terminate your exam, the exam fee will be forfeited, and you will be barred from taking any future online exams?

  5. Please answer with a yes or no.

  6. Please click on the “Got it” button to acknowledge recordings are in progress and that will make that dialogue box go away.


  1. Now take your cellphone, change to your rear camera, not your selfie camera. Stand up behind your chair. Hold your phone horizontally, in landscape mode, and point your camera toward your computer.

    Show us the left side of the computer.
    Show us the right side of the computer.
    Show us the back of the computer.
    Show us the computer and desktop area.

  2. Now hold your phone vertically. While standing in the same spot, make a 360 degree turn without stopping in the same direction with your camera.

  3. Please turn your phone back horizontal and set the phone where it views your monitor, keyboard, and hands.


  1. On the laptop press the “SHARE SCREEN” button at the bottom of the screen. It is the green button.

  2. Then press the “SHARE” button in the bottom right hand corner of that dialog box. It is the blue button.

  3. ***NOTE: It is NOT required to check ACTIVITY MONITOR unless a team member suspects an integrity issue. This is at the sole discretion of the VE’s proctoring the exam. If one VE asks, perform the check.***

    • For a Mac computer:
      * DO NOT READ * Look across the task bar for any dots under the applications. The only apps that may have a dot under them are the finder, Calculator, and Zoom apps.

      Look at the top left corner of your screen for the apple, click on the apple. Now click on force quit which is about the fifth item down.

      Hold your command key and click all items other than finder, calculator, and zoom. Then click force quit.

      In the menu bar (bar across the top) on your Mac, click Control Center

      In Control Center, click the Do Not Disturb icon

      The Do Not Disturb icon appears in the menu bar to indicate Do Not Disturb is on. To close Control Center, click anywhere on the desktop.

    • ***NOTE: It is NOT required to check ACTIVITY MONITOR unless a team member suspects an integrity issue. This is at the sole discretion of the VE’s proctoring the exam. If one VE asks, perform the check.***

    • If using a PC:
      * DO NOT READ * Look across the task bar for any bars or lines under the applications. The only apps that may have a line under them are the Calculator and Zoom apps.

      Go to the bottom right-hand corner of the screen and look to the right of the time and date. You are looking for a text balloon, it may or may not have a number on it, and right click on it. Then click focus assist followed by clicking priority only.

      Right click on the task bar to open Task Manager.

      * DO NOT READ * (If this fails click CONTROL-SHIFT-ESCAPE all at once) Make sure all applications are closed except the ones we are using.

      ***NOTE: It is NOT required to check ACTIVITY MONITOR unless a team member suspects an integrity issue. This is at the sole discretion of the VE’s proctoring the exam. If one VE asks, perform the check.***

  4. * DO NOT READ * Make sure all apps and processes are quit except for zoom and a calculator app.

  5. Move the calculator to the left side of the screen.

  6. Open the browser and narrow it down so that it fits between the calculator app and the zoom app. The exam is only 3 to 4 inches wide so narrow it down now.

  7. Type in the URL bar at the top of the browser “EXAM.TOOLS” and press enter.

  8. *IF IN DARK MODE* Click on the black/white moon in the bottom right corner.

  9. Select “JOIN EXAM SESSION”.

  10. On the top line type the callsign “KJ4PJE”.
  • On the second line type the PIN.

    * DO NOT READ * Have them position the bottom edge of the browser below, “Exam history” and above, “No exams have been taken”. This position will ensure they get the schematics with the questions.

    Start Timing Now

    1. In order to make this process go smoothly, we ask that you listen carefully and follow our instructions. Please do not get ahead of what we are asking you to do.

    2. After you verify your information is correct please click “START _____ EXAM”

    3. In the top right corner, you will see the number of questions remaining. Please move your mouse pointer up to that spot now.

    4. Verify they put the mouse pointer on top of the word remaining.

    5. You will not use your mouse or trackpad anymore for the exam.

    6. To select your answers for the questions, simply press the “A”, “B”, “C”, or “D” keys on the keyboard. This will not only mark your answer, it will also automatically advance to the next question and light it up. The questions will be bottom justified because some questions have schematics above them.


    8. If you need to use your calculator, you may use the mouse, but then you will need to click on the word remaining to refocus to the exam page and begin using the letters again.

    9. When you have answered all of the questions, that will change to a gold “GRADE EXAM” button. After you finish, press the gold GRADE EXAM button without any further prompting from us, and that will give us your score.

    10. We will now turn off all of our video and audio so that we don’t distract you. However, you must keep both of your devices active throughout the exam.

    11. GOOD LUCK! You may begin!


    1. Please click the “GRADE EXAM” button and we will get your score.

    2. Please stop timing now.

    3. Click on the “FINISH AND SIGN FORMS” button, that is the gold button.

    4. Click on “FINISH AND SIGN”

    5. Now scroll to the bottom of the page and type your full legal name on the line below the red sentence where says “FULL NAME OF SIGNER”.

    6. Now scribble your signature into the “SIGN HERE” box.

    7. Once you have finished with your signature, click on “SIGN DOCUMENTS”, the green button below the box.

    8. Click on “FINISH SESSION”.

    9. Click on “LOG OUT”

    10. We will now stop recording and sharing your screen.


    1. Important!!! Please allow a ten-day processing period before reaching out to us or the FCC regarding your application. Additionally, we advise checking your spam and junk folders along with the FCC Cores site before initiating contact.

    2. We encourage you to join the ARRL and get involved in your local radio club when you can.

    3. Thank you for taking an exam with us. We would welcome you or your friends to a future exam. We look forward to hearing you on the air soon.

    5. Q: Do you have any questions or comments before we let you go?

    6. For any inquiries or feedback following today's interaction, we recommend reaching out to us via our Facebook page for a quicker response than email. Alternatively, you can find answers to most questions on our FAQ page on our website.

    7. You are now free to leave the meeting. You can click the blue or red “LEAVE” button in the bottom right corner of your screen to leave the session. Click the red "LEAVE MEETING" button.

    8. 73!