Information for RSM approved radio examiners (ARX)
This section contains information for approved radio examiners (ARX’s) to conduct examinations and grant operator certificates for maritime and amateur operator competence.
The examiner may also allocate callsigns in certain ranges for the maritime and amateur service. These are listed in Part B & C of the radio examiners manual.
RSM reference documents
ARX training manual [3.8 MB PDF]
ARX guide to search and maintain certificates and callsigns.
Vessel Owner/Operator Safety Information [91 KB PDF]
Download this document and attach to all callsign records that you are allocating.
PIB 46 Approved radio examiners manual
This document reflects the current practices and policies for ARX's and is the radio operator certificate and callsign rules.
PIB 47: Legal entities for the purposes of the Radiocommunications Act 1989
Information for ARX’s to identify a party's legal status. Radio operator certificates of competency can only be issued to “natural persons” under legal entity rules.
Procedure to transfer a ship callsign [682 KB PDF]
Information for ARX’s on how to transfer a ship callsign on request of the current callsign holder.
Auditing of Approved Radio Examiners (ARX’s)
RSM undertakes auditing of ARX’s to ensure their best practice and competency in the examination procedures comply with PIB 46 Approved radio examiners manual. This document outlines the RSM process for auditing of ARX’s.
Becoming an Approved Radio Examiner (ARX)
An individual can become an approved radio examiner (ARX) in one or more of the classes of operator certificates:
- Maritime - Various classes of certificate
- Amateur - Amatuer General Operator's Certificate
If you want to become an approved radio examiner, please contact RSM Licensing on Freephone 0508 RSM INFO (0508 776 463) or email@example.com for application information.
Once granted Approved Examiner status, the approval will remain in force until relinquished by the approved examiner or revoked by the Ministry.