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Amateur Radio Credentialing for Served Agencies

Program    |    Technical Credentials    |    Agency-specific Endorsements    |    References

Credentialing Program

The Santa Clara County Amateur Radio Operator Credentialing Program provides two main benefits for Emergency Managers at the agency, local jurisdiction, and operational area level:

In additional to technical credentials, agency- or role-specific endorsements identify individuals that have both the technical ability and the agency- or role-specific knowledge to handle unique assignments.  The requirements for each endorsement vary, but generally include additional agency- or role-specific training and experience.

Credentialing Program Overview Presentation

Technical Credentials

Credentials are defined according to two dimensions: operator role and level of capability


Capability Levels:

Agency-specific Endorsements

Endorsements build on technical credentials to agency-specific requirements for unique operating environments

Currently defined endorsements:



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This page was last updated 08-Jan-2019