How to become an approved Radio Examiner
To become an Approved Radio Examiner (ARX), you must be competent in the amateur or maritime service, and hold a radio operator's Certificate of Competency .
The role of an ARX
All Maritime and Amateur radio operators must hold a Certificate of Competency and callsign to transmit radiocommunications.
As an Approved Radio Examiner (ARX), you'll be expected to:
- offer the radio operator’s certificates of competency examinations
- issue the certificates of competency to successful radio operators after assessment
- issue callsigns
- access the Register of Radio Frequencies (RRF) to enter and maintain operator certificates and callsign records.
How to apply
- Read the requirements for becoming an ARX, found in PIB 45.
Requirements for Approved Radio Examiners (PIB 45)
- If you meet the criteria in the PIB, complete and submit the "Application for Approved Radio Examiner (ARX) Status" form (found at the end of PIB 45).
- When we receive your application, we'll check it to make sure you meet the criteria
- If you're successful:
- we'll train you to use the RRF to enter radio operator certificates and callsign records
- you'll be able to use the title Approved Radio Examiner (ARX).
- your name will be published on our website in the list of ARX's available for work, and
- you'll have access to our resources.