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EC-016 Application for Final Assessment

Taking the Final Assessment for Public Service and Emergency Communications Management for Radio Amateurs (EC-016)

 After completing the Public Service and Emergency Communications Management for Radio Amateurs course you may choose to take a final assessment to earn a certificate of course completion. To enroll for the final assessment certain requirements must be met.  

The Public Service and Emergency Communications Management for Radio Amateurs course requires that you have previously completed ARRL’s Level 1/Basic EC-001 Introduction to Emergency Communication course, certain FEMA courses and have some experience with Amateur Radio and public service/emergency communications.

To apply for the Final Assessment and course completion certificate you will also need to supply a reference from your ARRL Section Manager, stating the reason for your participation. Section Managers will take into account your relevant experience or role within public service and emergency communications and whether you are in good standing within the amateur radio community. 

Anyone who wants to receive a course completion certificate for this course will first need to document that they have satisfied these requirements. 

Documenting Course Requirements These requirements need to be documented and verified by the ARRL Continuing Education Program office:

Item Source
An Amateur Radio license ARRL FCC database
Completion of ARRL’s Level 1/Basic EC-001 course ARRL Continuing Education database
Recommendation from ARRL Section Manager *Applicant must request this from his/her ARRL Section Manager
FEMA courses that are prerequisites for this course:  
IS-100.b/ICS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System
*Copy of FEMA transcript
IS-200.b/ICS-200 for Single Incidents and Intitial Action Incidents
*Copy of FEMA transcript
IS-700.b (NIMS): An Introduction
*Copy of FEMA transcript
IS-800.b National Response Framework
* Copy of FEMA transcript
Additional courses that need to be completed prior to the final  assessment for this course:  
Skywarn Training  
FEMA Professional Development Series, includes the following:  
IS-120.c  An Introduction to Exercises  *Copy of FEMA transcript
IS-230.d Fundamentals of Emergency Management *Copy of FEMA transcript
IS-235.c Emergency Planning *Copy of FEMA transcript
IS-240.b Leadership & Influence *Copy of FEMA transcript
IS-241.b Decision Making & Problem Solving *Copy of FEMA transcript
IS-242.b Effective Communication
*Copy of FEMA transcript
IS-244.b Development and Managing Volunteers
*Copy of FEMA transcript
IS-288.a The Role of Voluntary Organizations in Emergency Management *Copy of FEMA transcript

Please note: the list of FEMA course as prerequisites, as well as those referenced internally within the course, may change as FEMA makes changes to its course offerings or the course is modified to introduce new content.  

You will need to provide verification of completion for the items that are marked by an asterisk (*).

Documentation can be submitted by mail or e-mail to:

225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111


Application for the Final Assessment

You must apply to take the final assessment by submitting an application.  When you have documented all the requirements outlined above you will receive a confirming email from the ARRL Continuing Education office and information to access the online exam site and the final assessment. 

Exceptions. In some cases, the requirement to hold an Amateur Radio License and to complete the ARRL Introduction to Emergency Communications Level 1/Basic Course may be waived. If you are not a licensed radio amateur but are a member of a governmental organization or NGO and have some role or responsibility related to emergency response, you will need to obtain a recommendation from the local ARRL Section Manager describing your role and stating the reason for your interest in earning the course completion certificate.  

Taking the Final Assessment.

The final assessment is a 50-question online exam that includes multiple choice questions and true/false questions. Once you have completed all questions and submitted your exam it will be scored and your score will appear on the screen You must achieve a score of 80% to pass. If you do not pass on the first attempt, you will be permitted another try.

When you pass the final assessment you should send an email to so that your score can be verified. After verification you may access your certificate through your student course history (you must be logged in):