The ARRL Letter
Vol. 21, No. 45
November 15, 2002
==>ARRL VEC EXAMINATION FEE TO RISE
Starting January 1, 2003, the fee charged all applicants at ARRL
VEC-coordinated Amateur Radio test sessions will increase from $10 to
for the year 2003. This fee is charged to anyone applying for a new
amateur license or upgrading their operating privileges.
"While the number of examinees has remained relatively unchanged in the
past 24 months, our cost of doing business--and the expenses incurred by
ARRL VEs--continues to rise," said ARRL VEC Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ.
adjustment was needed in the 2003 test fee if we intended to maintain
same level of service that our VEs and VE teams have come to expect."
Applicants failing an exam element at ARRL sessions where examiners
retesting on the same exam element also must submit a retest fee of $12.
Additionally, the maximum reimbursement ARRL VEC allows ARRL volunteer
examiner (VE) teams to retain to directly offset their "prudently
incurred" out-of-pocket expenses will go up from $4 to $6 in 2003 (this
fee has remained at $4 per person served since 1991).
Jahnke said that adjusting the reimbursement level for ARRL VEs also was
past due. For more information, contact ARRL VEC, vec(a)arrl.org.