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Emergency Communications Field Examiner Instructions & Materials


Read these guidelines for Information and instructions for conducting ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Communications (AREC) training program field exams:  Information and Instructions for ARRL AREC Field Examiners

With the re-launch of field instruction and field exams for this program , please be sure to: 

  • Destroy all previous forms and test booklets
  • Review the revised instructions provided here
  • Note some important changes: 

(1) You must pre-register your exam session.

(2) an Amateur Radio license is no longer required to sit for the EC-001 exam,

(3) EC-001 examinees must document that they have completed the two FEMA course pre-requisites.


  • Forms

    Order current exam booklets and get other forms needed to conduct an exam session.

  • Current Exam Forms

    Please note that exam kits must be ordered from the ARRL Continuing Education Program at least 2 weeks in advance of an exam session.  Currently exams for  EC-001 Introduction to Emergency Communication are offered in the field.


    Current Introduction to Emergency Communication (EC-001) Exam Forms

    • Test #EC001-072511-1
    • Test #EC001-072511-2
    • Test #EC001-071312-3

  • Candidate Roster

    Use this form to list examinees participating in your exam session.
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  • Activity Sheet

    Use this form to summarize exam results and fees collected.
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  • Answer Sheet

    This is the answer sheet form to be used for all field exams.
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  • Certificate of Completion

    If you would like to provide your successful candidate with an acknowledgement on the day of the exam you may print and fill out this form accordingly. 
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Exam Kit Order Form

Use this form to request materials for your exam session.

Please select the exam being given


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