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ARRL VEC Exam Fees

ARRL VEC Exam Fees

     The ARRL VEC Exam Fee for 2024 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.

     ARRL Youth Licensing Grant Program Information:
andidates 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 
     Youth Licensing Grant Program instructions,
     forms, and information: Go Now 

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 2024 mileage reimbursement rate is 67 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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