Approved Morse Assessors

Assessing a test

A master list of Approved Assessors and the speed of tests they are authorized to conduct is maintained by Regional Managers for their respective areas. Approved Assessors may conduct tests to the next level down to which they are themselves qualified i.e. an Assessor competent at 12wpm is authorised to conduct tests at 5wpm.

To become an Approved Assessor, applicants must apply to their Regional Manager using a form which can be downloaded from the RSGB website. The form requires evidence of Morse code operation at the speed the applicant wishes to be approved for testing, not only in contest mode but also conversational mode for several minutes. Proof will also be required that a Morse certificate issued by a recognised authority (e.g. Post Office Maritime Radio Services, RSGB) is held by the applicant. The form will require references from two other people who also hold a Morse certificate to support and confirm statements made by the applicant.

Additionally, anyone who has previously undertaken Morse testing on behalf of Post Office Maritime Radio Services or the RSGB and can provide evidence to that effect, can apply (solely on these grounds) to their Regional Manager to become an Approved Assessor.