There are no age or citizenship restrictions for writing ham examinations in Canada.

Most examinations are conducted by accredited volunteer examiners. To find out where your nearest examiner is located, contact:


Schedule four 8 hour days for the Basic course. Obtain a bulk subscription to for all students and instructors.

Use a laptop with internet connection to project material on a large screen in the classroom. One or two instructors would present and discuss the topic introductions and supplement information.

For the last hour of the day, distribute printed quiz questions for the topics covered. When finished, discuss correct answers with students. Homework should be to do a review and  the quizzes on line at home.

Use the fourth  day for a full review. Give official examinations (all different) 3 hours before the end of the fourth day.


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