VE Manual

ARRL Volunteer Examiner Manual 9th Edition

        Your complete guide to the ARRL Volunteer Examiner Program.

This manual is available in three formats:

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Additional VE Manual Information:

  • Prospective Volunteer Examiners (VEs) should view “Chapter 2 – Becoming a Volunteer Examiner” of the VE manual which explains the VE accreditation process. Complete the ARRL VE Application Form and Open-Book ReviewPlease fax, mail/courier or email us an Adobe PDF file or scanned JPEG image (showing your real signature).  Additional instructions are located on Become an ARRL VE page.
  • Samples of all ARRL VEC Forms (except for CSCEs) are located in Chapter 9 and on the VE Resources Page.  Forms may be downloaded, printed or duplicated. 

   If you have any questions or comments, e-mail the ARRL VEC,
   or call 860-594-0300.