Posted by ks6m on August 13th, 2016
Amateur Radio operators and others who are studying the ARRL’s Introduction to Emergency Communication Course (EC-001) can take the course’s examination in mid-October, earning the ARRL completion certificate.
ARRL Field Examiners have scheduled an EC-001 exam session to begin at 8:00 am on Sunday, October 16, 2016. It will be held at Pacificon, the ARRL Pacific Division Convention, at the San Ramon Marriott Hotel. Exam candidates must be registered as Pacificon attendees in order to access the exam site. Registration for the exam session itself is not required.
This exam-only 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, or by studying the course transcript, The ARRL Introduction to Emergency Communication Course, 4th Edition. Be sure to obtain the updates for this text under the heading “Introduction to Emergency Communication Course Transcript” in the ARRL Store’s Product Notes.
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 the Full Member designation in the ARRL East Bay Section ARES® program.
More information about the EC-001 course and exam is available.
See the EB Section Leadership page for contact information.
John Rabold KS6M
Section Emergency Coordinator, ARRL East Bay Section