ARRL East Bay Section

Emergency Communication Course Exam at PACIFICON

Posted by ks6m on August 15th, 2012

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 at PACIFICON 2012 in October.

ARRL Field Examiners have scheduled an EC-001 final exam session to begin at 10:00 am on Sunday, October 14, 2012. It will be held at PACIFICON 2012, the ARRL Pacific Division and ARRL National Convention, at the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, 2700 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara CA 95054. This session is listed on the ARRL Web site. 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 must 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.

Walk-ins will be welcomed at this exam session, but if you plan to attend we would appreciate an advance email message to one of us so we can plan for you. See the Contact page for contact information.

David A. Haycock KI6AWR
Assistant Section Manager, Education and Training, ARRL East Bay Section
John Rabold KS6M
Section Emergency Coordinator, ARRL East Bay Section