[BSDCert] ARRL format
eddie.block at gmail.com
Sat Jul 30 14:51:11 EDT 2005
I have written ARRL exams.
Exam day is pretty much what you would expect in a proctored exam.
Multiple examiners in the room, test takers facing the same direction
as each other and spaced appropriately apart. No one is allowed to
speak to each other or use books during the exam.
The only issue with exam day has been the registration time. It can
take quite a long time to get everyone identified, scheduled and
seated for the correct exam.
One interesting side note, on ARRL exams: The fee is for as many exams
as you can pass in one sitting. ie. In the U.S. we have (basically)
three levels of Amateur radio operator. If you pay your money (~$12)
and are able to pass the level 1 exam, they will let you try the level
2 exam. Pass that and you get to try the level 3 exam. All for the
On 7/30/05, Dru <dlavigne6 at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> One of the comments mentioned in the Survey Report (p. 103) suggested a
> testing methodology similar to that used to license amateur radio
> operators. (http://www.arrl.org/aarlvec/).
> The ARRL Volunteer Examiners Manual
> (http://www.arrl.org/arrlvec/vemanual/veman2000finalpdf.PDF) is an
> interesting read and shows how this example of a community-based, yet well
> respected, certification process works.
> Points that I found interesting:
> - examination fees are minimal
> - anyone is allowed to submit a test question for possible inclusion by
> the QPC (Question Pool Committee)
> - testing is done in front of an accredited examiner team of 3 with exam
> locations being scheduled and advertised in advance
> - examiner teams are mailed exam package (written forms plus custom software)
> Has anyone here written any of these exams? If so, what did you think of
> the process?
> Are any of the features in this process points that should be considered
> when creating the testing methodology for BSD certification?
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