The Laurel VEC
Administering FREE Amateur Radio License Exams since 1984
 Becoming a VE Accredited by Laurel VEC

To become an accredited Volunteer Examiner (VE) with the Laurel VEC, you must first meet the minimum qualifications required by the FCC Rules (§97.509(b)).

  • Be accredited by the coordinating VEC.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be a person who holds an amateur operator license of the class specified below:
    • Amateur Extra, Advanced, or General Class in order to administer a Technician Class license examination.
    • Amateur Extra or Advanced Class in order to administer a General Class operator license examination.
    • Amateur Extra Class in order to administer an Amateur Extra Class operator license examination.
  • Not be a person whose grant of an amateur station license or amateur operator license has ever been revoked or suspended.

If you meet the basic qualifications, becoming an accredited VE with the Laurel VEC is fairly easy.

  1. Find a team located near you.
    • Because we do not accredit potential VEs just because they ask that we do so, you will need to find a team or teams near you with whom you wish to be associated and with whom you will participate.
  2. Contact the team leader of a team near you and ask him or her if they need another VE.
    • It’s entirely up to them whether they need more VEs.
    • The team leader will let you know if they can use your services.
    • If the team leader decides to add you to their team, they may ask for some contact information (e.g., e-mail address and/or phone number).
  3. If the team leader decides to accept your services, they will apply for you to be accredited as a VE with the Laurel VEC.
    • Upon being accredited, your team leader will receive your certificate of VE accreditation signed by the Chairman of the Laurel VEC and will present the certificate to you.
  4. Once you become a member of a team, the team leader will provide training, and invite you to participate in exam sessions as required.

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