Workshops for new ARCs or ARCs wanting to become an ARE

In 2020 Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) will offer workshops to assist competent persons in the radio communications industry to become an Approved Radio Engineer (ARE) or Approved Radio Certifier (ARC).

Application packs

Application Packs to become a new ARC or for existing ARCs to upskill to an ARE will be available soon from this page. There is no fee for competent persons to be trained.

When we receive your application, we'll check it to make sure you meet the criteria. Following vetting, RSM will hold workshops in two phases.

Workshop details

  • Phase 1: existing/active ARCs wanting to become an ARE – workshops will be offered from late January 2020 to March 2020
  • Phase 2: new ARCs (first time) – workshops will be offered from early May 2020 to July 2020.

The May workshop is in conjunction with Radio Frequency Users Association of New Zealand (RFUANZ).

Questions, can be emailed to

Read more about ARCs and AREs