Become a VE

How do I become a VE?

To become a VE (Volunteer Examiner) you must be 18 years old and hold a General Class or higher license.

In general the amateur radio VE teams in the Las Vegas area are accredited by the ARRL/VEC. If you are interested in becoming a ARRL/VEC accredited VE go to the ARRL Volunteer Examiner page for the details.

In general:

  1. Download the manual.
  2. Fill out the application form and take a 40 question open-book test. (This is not a form fillable PDF.)
  3. Turn in your application, test and a copy of your license to the ARRL/VEC. The application may be scanned back in and emailed to the listed email.
  4. Allow 3 – 4 weeks for the ARRL VE badge, badge clip and certificate to arrive. You are now accredited.
  5. During the time between your approval and the arrival of your badge, you may work as a VE provided the team leader can verify your approval via the VEC.