Sorry, I gave a bit of misinformation at the meeting. It takes a minimum
of three Volunteer Examiners to administer the Amateur Radio license exams.
Information on becoming an ARRL VE, including the ARRL VE manual and the
application form is at:
You have to have a suitable FCC Amateur Radio license, and fill out
paperwork that includes an open-book test. It doesn't say anywhere that
you have to be an ARRL member. There is no fee.
Note that there are other non-ARRL VECs. You can be a VE for multiple VECs
if you want. There's a list of the FCC certified VECs at:
The only other VEC that appears to operate nationally is the W5YI-VEC. They
don't require the open-book test. Their VE manual and application page are:
I've just filled out the paperwork for becoming an ARRL VE, and will scan
and email it to them tomorrow. They say it takes three weeks for the
application to be processed and the VE credentials issued. I've also
submitted the form to apply to be a W5YI VE.