WCARS-VE
Volunteer Examiner
Requirements


   

To ensure the integrity of each and every Volunteer Examiner (VE), strict standards are established for qualifications. Each applicant must meet and maintain all standards in order to be appointed and recognized as a VE by the FCC, ARRL and WCARS-VEC.

   

FCC REQUIREMENTS

 

Per Title 47, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), part 97.509, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires that to qualify to be a Volunteer Examiner, you must:

   

· be 18 years of age or older; and

 

· never have had your amateur station or operator licenses suspended or revoked; and

· hold a valid General, Advanced or Extra Class license.

 
   

An applicant must then be accredited by the coordinating VEC.

 
   

ARRL VEC ACCREDITATION

 

To be accredited by the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) as a VE:

Review the ARRL http://www.arrl.org/become-an-arrl-ve Volunteer Examiner Manual, complete the 40 question open book review, sign the VE Application, and send to:

ARRL VE Manual at WCARS-VE
   
ARRL VEC  

225 Main St

 
Newington, CT 06111  

Fax: 860-594-0339

 

Email: vec@arrl.org 

 
   
WCARS-VEC ACCREDITATION  

Once acquiring your ARRL VE Credentials, submit a WCARS-VE Application to:

 
   

Western Carolina Amateur Radio Society VEC (WCARS-VE, Inc.)

 

7 Skylyn Ct.

 

Asheville, NC 28806-3922

 

P: 828-253-1192

 

E: wcarsvec@wcarsvec.net