Remote Testing

The Anchorage ARC VEC has received FCC approval for remote testing of some applicants who for reasons of distance or other considerations cannot easily attend a regular exam session, and when similar reasons make it impractical for us to send a VE team to them.  Persons interested in this process should contact the VEC chairman for additional information.

Effective Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 the Anchorage ARC VEC has expanded remote license testing to applicants residing anywhere in Canada or the United States.  Keep in mind, applicants in Canada MUST have a valid U.S. mailing address to receive an amateur radio license from the FCC.

This service is not offered to individuals who reside in a location where there are regularly scheduled exams.  If you live near an area where we offer scheduled examinations, you must contact the Lead VE serving that area for further assistance.

Remote Testing Process

Updated:  February 19th, 2020

This section describes the process involved relating to amateur radio license testing for individuals who are seeking remote testing.

Remote testing shall be offered to candidates on a case by case basis. Those requesting remote testing must begin the process by completing an application. This application is available by clicking HERE.

The applicant must bear the burden of searching for testing teams with other VEC organizations in their region to determine if reasonable accommodation can be made locally for an examination to be administered through another club or group. If a determination is made by the Anchorage ARC VEC Chairman that no group with another VEC program is willing or able to assist in the area where the applicant resides, we will consider the request.

Upon approval of the request, we will send instructions to the applicant giving two weeks from the date of approval to secure the following:

  • An exam proctor, which can be one of the following:
    • An amateur extra class license holder who is already, or willing to become accredited with the Anchorage ARC VEC,
    • A city or village official,
    • College or University Staff,
    • Emergency Management Personnel,
    • A Judge or Magistrate,
    • A Law Enforcement Officer, or
    • An active State employee
  • A high speed internet connection capable of doing video;
    • Preferred location would be a clinic, school or law enforcement facility
  • A computer with Google Chrome installed, internet connectivity and a web camera to complete the examination; and
  • A working telephone (landline or cellular).

The proctor, once selected is required to complete a short application form to become accredited.  It will need to be submitted to the VEC Chairman via email prior to scheduling an exam session.

Upon successfully meeting all of the above requirements, the VEC Chairman will need to secure a testing team to administer the exam and setup a date for the testing session.  To help with securing a VE team and scheduling the exam session, we suggest that the date be set at least 10-14 days ahead of time for added flexibility, should something come up with the candidate or VE team.

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