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2016-E1E: Volunteer examiner program: definitions; qualifications; preparation and administration of exams; accreditation; question pools; documentation requirements

2016-E1E01: What is the minimum number of qualified VEs required to administer an Element 4 amateur operator license examination?





2016-E1E02: Where are the questions for all written U.S. amateur license examinations listed?

In a question pool maintained by all the VECs

In FCC Part 97

In a question pool maintained by the FCC

In the appropriate FCC Report and Order

2016-E1E03: What is a Volunteer Examiner Coordinator?

An organization that has entered into an agreement with the FCC to coordinate amateur operator license examinations

A person who has volunteered to administer amateur operator license examinations

A person who has volunteered to prepare amateur operator license examinations

The person who has entered into an agreement with the FCC to be the VE session manager

2016-E1E04: Which of the following best describes the Volunteer Examiner accreditation process?

The procedure by which a VEC confirms that the VE applicant meets FCC requirements to serve as an examiner

Each General, Advanced and Amateur Extra Class operator is automatically accredited as a VE when the license is granted

The amateur operator applying must pass a VE examination administered by the FCC Enforcement Bureau

The prospective VE obtains accreditation from the FCC

2016-E1E05: What is the minimum passing score on amateur operator license examinations?

Minimum passing score of 74%

Minimum passing score of 70%

Minimum passing score of 80%

Minimum passing score of 77%

2016-E1E06: Who is responsible for the proper conduct and necessary supervision during an amateur operator license examination session?

Each administering VE

The VEC coordinating the session


The VE session manager

2016-E1E07: What should a VE do if a candidate fails to comply with the examiner's instructions during an amateur operator license examination?

Immediately terminate the candidate’s examination

Warn the candidate that continued failure to comply will result in termination of the examination

Allow the candidate to complete the examination, but invalidate the results

Immediately terminate everyone’s examination and close the session

2016-E1E08: To which of the following examinees may a VE not administer an examination?

Relatives of the VE as listed in the FCC rules

Employees of the VE

Friends of the VE

All of these choices are correct

2016-E1E09: What may be the penalty for a VE who fraudulently administers or certifies an examination?

Revocation of the VE's amateur station license grant and the suspension of the VE's amateur operator license grant

A fine of up to $1000 per occurrence

A sentence of up to one year in prison

All of these choices are correct

2016-E1E10: What must the administering VEs do after the administration of a successful examination for an amateur operator license?

They must submit the application document to the coordinating VEC according to the coordinating VEC instructions

They must collect and send the documents to the NCVEC for grading

They must collect and submit the documents to the coordinating VEC for grading

They must collect and send the documents to the FCC according to instructions

2016-E1E11: What must the VE team do if an examinee scores a passing grade on all examination elements needed for an upgrade or new license?

Three VEs must certify that the examinee is qualified for the license grant and that they have complied with the administering VE requirements

Photocopy all examination documents and forward them to the FCC for processing

Issue the examinee the new or upgrade license

All these choices are correct

2016-E1E12: What must the VE team do with the application form if the examinee does not pass the exam?

Return the application document to the examinee

Maintain the application form with the VEC's records

Send the application form to the FCC and inform the FCC of the grade

Destroy the application form

2016-E1E13: Which of these choices is an acceptable method for monitoring the applicants if a VEC opts to conduct an exam session remotely?

Use a real-time video link and the Internet to connect the exam session to the observing VEs

Record the exam session on video tape for later review by the VE team

The exam proctor observes the applicants and reports any violations

Have each applicant sign an affidavit stating that all session rules were followed

2016-E1E14: For which types of out-of-pocket expenses do the Part 97 rules state that VEs and VECs may be reimbursed?

Preparing, processing, administering and coordinating an examination for an amateur radio license

Teaching an amateur operator license examination preparation course

No expenses are authorized for reimbursement

Providing amateur operator license examination preparation training materials

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