ARES Membership requirements
Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization is eligible to apply for membership in ARES. Every licensed amateur can participate in ARES nets within their license privileges, however, additional training and certification is required to participate fully in ARES.
The North Texas Section has adopted the West Gulf Division Standardized Training Plan.
Because ARES is an Amateur Radio program, only licensed radio amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership.