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ARRL VEC Exam Fees

ARRL VEC Exam Fees


                    The ARRL VEC Exam Fee for 2022 is $15.00.

                    That one fee pays for one attempt at each of 
                    the three exam elements.
If a candidate fails
                    an element at an exam session and wants to
                    re-test for the same
element, an additional
                    fee will be required.

                   
Candidates younger than 18-years old will pay a
                    reduced exam session fee of $5 to the ARRL VEC
                    VE team when taking an exam.
Proper identification
                    must be presented to and verified by the team,
                    per the procedures for all exam candidates
                    (
what to bring to an exam session).  The $5 fee is
                    for all candidates under the age of 18 regardless
                    of the exam level 
taken. 


ARRL VEC VE Team Reimbursements

The maximum reimbursement the ARRL VEC allows ARRL Volunteer Examiner
(VE) Teams to retain for test sessions is up to $7.00 per candidate. 
Only the amount needed to offset out-of-pocket expenses incurred (or to be
incurred) can be retained. If the expense is justified, has been prudently incurred
and is specifically related to exam administration, then the fee can be retained.
Costs should not exceed the allowable reimbursement fees and may not be kept
if no expenses were incurred.

The team should keep a complete record of the expenses paid, along with
receipts, in the VE team records for two years.  Records must be made
available to ARRL VEC upon request.
  Another option is for the team
to send all exam fees and receipts to the VEC along with a completed
VE Reimbursement Form
and we will issue the team a reimbursement check.
Then the VEC office would be responsible for retaining the receipts.

The 2022 mileage reimbursement rate is 58.5 cents per mile.


VECs are allowed to collect an examination reimbursement fee from each
candidate who takes one or more exam elements.  These exam fees help
the VEC recover its costs of providing its services.  Per FCC Rule §97.527,
VECs and VEs may be reimbursed by examinees for out-of-pocket expenses
incurred in preparing, processing, administering or coordinating an examination
for an amateur operator license.

 

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