FCC 97.509 Revised as of September 29, 2014
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§ 97.509 Administering VE requirements.
(a) Each examination for an amateur operator license must be
administered by a team of at least 3 VEs at an examination session
coordinated by a VEC. The number of examinees at the session may be
(b) Each administering VE must:
(1) Be accredited by the coordinating VEC;
(2) Be at least 18 years of age;
(3) Be a person who holds an amateur operator license of the class
(i) Amateur Extra, Advanced or General Class in order to administer a
Technician Class operator license examination;
(ii) Amateur Extra or Advanced Class in order to administer a General
Class operator license examination;
(iii) Amateur Extra Class in order to administer an Amateur Extra Class
operator license examination.
(4) Not be a person whose grant of an amateur station license or
amateur operator license has ever been revoked or suspended.
(c) Each administering VE must observe the examinee throughout the
entire examination. The administering VEs are responsible for the
proper conduct and necessary supervision of each examination. The
administering VEs must immediately terminate the examination upon
failure of the examinee to comply with their instructions.
(d) No VE may administer an examination to his or her spouse, children,
grandchildren, stepchildren, parents, grandparents, stepparents,
brothers, sisters, stepbrothers, stepsisters, aunts, uncles, nieces,
nephews, and in-laws.
(e) No VE may administer or certify any examination by fraudulent means
or for monetary or other consideration including reimbursement in any
amount in excess of that permitted. Violation of this provision may
result in the revocation of the grant of the VE's amateur station
license and the suspension of the grant of the VE's amateur operator
(f) No examination that has been compromised shall be administered to
any examinee. The same question set may not be re-administered to the
(h) Upon completion of each examination element, the administering VEs
must immediately grade the examinee's answers. For examinations
administered remotely, the administering VEs must grade the examinee's
answers at the earliest practical opportunity. The administering VEs
are responsible for determining the correctness of the examinee's
(i) When the examinee is credited for all examination elements required
for the operator license sought, 3 VEs must certify that the examinee
is qualified for the license grant and that the VEs have complied with
these administering VE requirements. The certifying VEs are jointly and
individually accountable for the proper administration of each
examination element reported. The certifying VEs may delegate to other
qualified VEs their authority, but not their accountability, to
administer individual elements of an examination.
(j) When the examinee does not score a passing grade on an examination
element, the administering VEs must return the application document to
the examinee and inform the examinee of the grade.
(k) The administering VEs must accommodate an examinee whose physical
disabilities require a special examination procedure. The administering
VEs may require a physician's certification indicating the nature of
the disability before determining which, if any, special procedures
must be used.
(l) The administering VEs must issue a CSCE to an examinee who scores a
passing grade on an examination element.
(m) After the administration of a successful examination for an amateur
operator license, the administering VEs must submit the application
document to the coordinating VEC according to the coordinating VEC's
[ 59 FR 54834 , Nov. 2, 1994, as amended at 61 FR 9953 , Mar. 12, 1996; 62 FR 17567 , Apr. 10, 1997; 63 FR 68980 , Dec. 14, 1998; 65 FR 6551 , Feb.
10, 2000; 71 FR 66465 , Nov. 15, 2006; 79 FR 35291 . June 20, 2014]
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