Volunteer Examiners Australia (VEA) Inc, has been entrusted by the ARRL VEC, and by extension the FCC, to be examiners for an FCC-issued license. The volunteer examiners have a duty to ensure that tests are conducted fairly and that there is the same level of integrity as there would be for an
The exam session is conducted using Zoom online video conference and a web-based exam-taking system. The candidate joins the video conference using two Zoom capable video devices simultaneously. The two video streams combined with screen sharing give the three VEs a similar view to what they would have for an in-person test. During the exam, all three VE’s attention will be focused on monitoring a single candidate. Before the exam begins, using video, the candidate must show the three VEs the entire area where the test is taking place as well as the candidates arms and legs. This is similar to what the three VEs would be able to see during an in-person exam.
The process may seem onerous and somewhat invasive. It may seem like we suspect that each candidate might try to cheat. The VEA team did not come up with the complete process and requirements, but we have a liability to uphold the trust put in us. Please read through the requirements and understand what will be asked of you before registering. If you don’t agree, please consider another option for taking your test.
Hamstudy will walk you through the process of collecting the necessary information for your NCVEC 605 form. Do not fill out an NCVEC 605 yourself; a completed form will be filled out for you upon successful exam completion and you will sign it electronically at that point.
Prepare the following before your online exam session:
In order to allow the VE Team to ensure the integrity of the exam session, please make sure your computer and separate mobile device are ready by following these steps:
The VE Team must ensure the integrity of the test environment. Be sure you have an isolated area where you can take the exam without any interruptions that might cause your exam session to be terminated:
Before the exam begins, you will be asked to scan the entire room, including the walls, floor, ceiling, desk area, and area under the desk to give the three VEs the confidence that the exam is taking place in an appropriate environment.
It is your responsibility to be fully prepared since you will be taking the time of three or more volunteers and a time slot from a long list of wait-listed candidates. Use an online practice site to practice all topics and to take randomly selected practice exams. Be sure you are consistently scoring well above the passing grade before you schedule an exam.
Some recommended sites:
1. Your computer camera points at you.
2. Your second device shows the side view of your hands on the keyboard.