About Us

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Volunteer Examiners Australia (VEA) Inc.

VEA is currently providing Australian & US Amateur Radio Examinations in Australia, giving you a pathway to the US and Australian Amateur Radio Licencing.

All examiners are either USA General or Extra Class licence holders and Official Accredited ARRL VEC Volunteer Examiners authorised by FCC to administer and assess USA examinations in Australia. We also have volunteer Australian AMC Accredited assessors in the group.

All USA licence exams conducted by VEA are legal, quantifiable, repeatable, accountable and will stand up to the rigours of being tested for validity.

We currently have examiners in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.


Expansion of VEA examiners teams is planned for Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia very soon.

If you are even just thinking about sitting an exam as a newbie entering Ham Radio or as a pathway for upgrade and advancement in the hobby, we welcome you.

About VEC

Gateway to the Amateur Radio service.

What does a Volunteer Examiner (VE) do?

Gateway to the Amateur Radio service.

FCC created the VEC system to provide initial licensing examination for prospective new hams and upgrade examination opportunities for those already licensed. FCC authorized VEC organizations oversee the work of their certified Volunteer Examiners (VEs) and serve as a liaison between the exam applicants and the FCC. 

ARRL VEC Program

What does a Volunteer Examiner (VE) do?

Gateway to the Amateur Radio service.

The ARRL’s VEC program has a long standing tradition of serving the Amateur Radio community and the FCC with integrity and expertise. As the largest VEC in the nation, we operate as a knowledgeable information source for a wide-range of licensing issues.

ARRL accredited Volunteer Examiners (VEs) support us around the country by offering exam opportunities in their local community's and helping exam candidates fulfill their Amateur Radio aspirations.
 

Service and volunteerism are vital parts of our Amateur Radio culture. VEs give so generously of their time, energy and skill to our community. The ARRL hopes that you will embark on this rewarding journey and become an ARRL Volunteer Examiner!

What does a Volunteer Examiner (VE) do?

What does a Volunteer Examiner (VE) do?

What does a Volunteer Examiner (VE) do?

Volunteer Examiners (VEs) are US licensed Radio Amateurs holding a General Class license or higher, who offer their time to administer the FCC licensing exams through a FCC authorized Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) organization. The ARRL VEC is the largest VEC organization in the US.  A team of three or more ARRL VEs are able to test candidates applying for a new license or upgrading an existing license.