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Become an ARRL VE

ARRL Volunteer Examiners Serve the Community

If you are interested in becoming an ARRL Volunteer Examiner (VE) and serving the Amateur Radio community, it's easy and free! 

Follow these three steps to become an ARRL Volunteer Examiner:

1.   Review the Volunteer Examiner Manual, paying special attention to
      Chapter 2: Becoming a Volunteer Examiner. Read the information that
      extends and supports the
 published manual: Supplemental Information. 

2.   Complete and sign the VE Application form and open-book review *
      (40 question review). (interactive version available)  

3.   Please fax, mail or email forms (Adobe PDF file or scanned
      JPEG image showing your real signature)
to the address below: * *

      ARRL VEC VE-patch1_1.jpg
      225 Main St
      Newington, CT 06111  USA

      Fax: 860-594-0339


Once accredited, you will receive in the mail a colorful laminated VE badge
to wear at exam sessions and a certificate suitable for framing.
Please allow 3-4 weeks for the ARRL VE badge and certificate to arrive. 
      * If you are already accredited with a VEC organization outside the ARRL,
        you must submit a copy of your accreditation certification along with
        a completed ARRL VE application (interactive version available)
        form to the above address.

    * * If the documents are faxed or emailed to the ARRL VEC, you may
        be required to also mail the original application to complete the 
        accreditation if your application signature is not legible. We require
        your signature on file for identity confirmation on exam documents.

Maintaining ARRL VE Accreditation

Contact the ARRL VEC department to update your VE record. 
Toll free: 1-800-927-7583 (1-800-9 ARRL VE)

Renew or Reinstate*
Upgrade or Call change
Lost credentials
Address, email, or contact information changes
Confirm accreditation status: A VE’s accreditation status can also be confirmed
via the ARRL VEC’s VE Session Counts web page.
*ARRL accreditation renewal is automatic for ARRL VEs who maintain a current address, contact phone number and/or email address on file at the VEC office and have participated at an exam session within the past 5 years.
A Volunteer Examiner whose FCC license has expired is not eligible to administer any exam element while the license remains expired. The VE accreditation is valid only if the VE's amateur license is current and valid.