ARRL East Bay Section

Emergency Communication Course Exam Offered

Posted by ks6m on November 27th, 2011

Amateur Radio operators and others who are studying the ARRL’s Introduction to Emergency Communication Course (EC-001) will have an opportunity to take the course’s examination and earn the ARRL completion certificate in early January.

ARRL Field Examiners have scheduled an EC-001 final exam for 11:00 am on Saturday, January 7, 2012 in Oakland. It will be held in the Media Room of Oakland’s Fire Station 1, 1605 Martin Luther King Jr Way at 17th Street. The exam fee is $15. The exam consists of 35 multiple-choice questions, and a passing score is 80% or better.

EC-001 is designed to provide basic knowledge and tools for any emergency communications volunteer. One need not be a licensed Amateur Radio operator to sit for the exam or earn the completion certificate. Candidates for this exam will have studied the course materials on line, in a local Field Class session, or by studying the course transcript, The ARRL Introduction to Emergency Communication Course, 4th Edition.

Candidates should complete and obtain certificates for two free online FEMA EMI Independent Study courses before beginning their EC-001 course studies. Those courses are IS-100, “Introduction to Incident Command System”, and IS-700, “National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction”. At the EC-001 exam, each candidate must provide the dates shown on his or her completion certificates for IS-100 and IS-700.

EC-001 and its prerequisites, IS-100 and IS-700, are among the course training requirements to qualify for Full Member status in the ARRL East Bay Section ARES® program.

More information about the EC-001 course and exam is available here.

David A. Haycock KI6AWR
Assistant Section Manager, Education and Training, East Bay Section

John Rabold KS6M
Section Emergency Coordinator, East Bay Section

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