Volunteer Examiners (VEs) are individuals accredited by a VEC, and are the people who actually administer the exams. Examination sessions must be coordinated by a VEC, but are conducted in the field by VEs.
A Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) is an organization that has entered into an agreement with the FCC to coordinate the efforts of individual Volunteer Examiners (VEs) in preparing and administering examinations for Amateur Radio licenses. At the completion of each examination session, the coordinating VEC must collect applicant information and test results from the administering VEs. The coordinating VEC screens the collected information; resolves all discrepancies and verifies that the VE’s certifications are properly completed. For qualified examinees, the VEC forwards electronically all required data to the FCC.