After waiting for what seemed like months, I have eventually been awarded the title of FIDE Arbiter. The title was awarded at the Dresden FIDE Congress, which took place during the Olympiad in November, 2008.
This title will allow me to direct FIDE rated tournaments and allow me to award norm certificates to players meeting the performance requirements in FIDE events. It will also allow me to train future FIDE Arbiters.
The full press release made by the United States Chess Federation can be viewed at http://main.uschess.org/content/view/8942/319/.