VHF - Marine ROC(M) with DSC Endorsement - Maritime Radio
Is a must for boaters who want to operate a radio. In Canada anyone who uses a VHF radio is required by law to be certified in order to use a VHF or other marine radio transmitter. VHF Operators must follow the procedures described in the VHF Radiotelephone Practices and Procedures Regulations. Currently, all Marine VHF radio operators are required to have a Restricted Operator's Certificate (ROC) with maritime qualifications issued by an accredited agency under the authority of Industry Canada - Spectrum Management, a department of the Government of Canada.
The VHF radio is your lifeline in an emergency or distress situation and certain protocol must be followed.
In order to obtain a Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) one must sucessfully complete a VHF - Restricted Operator's Certificate Maritime ROC(M) course including the new Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS), Digital Selective Calling (DSC) Endorsement with the Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) System. Our CPS/Industry Canada Recognized instructor/Examiner will provide 12 hours of instruction. Successful completion of this course certifies you for VHF Maritime, MF and SSB Radio.
The DVD that accompanies this course includes a simulator allowing practice using DSC on your home PC or computer as well as practice questions for each chapter and practice exams. It can be played in a CD player to learn the protocol for the Verbal Radio portion and assists with preparation for the exam.
May - September - Seba Beach Lake Wabamun - Edmonton Yacht Club
October - May - Edmonton, Alberta
Course Fee with 12 hours instruction: 125.00
Includes Workbook, CD, Instruction, Exam, Card & Temporary Certificate until Card Is Received from Industry Canada.
There will be a multiple choice written and a verbal exam. A grade of 70% is required to pass this course.
ROC(M) Upgrade - DSC Endorsement Only
For those who have already obtained their ROC(M) and wish to upgrade their endorsement which includes the new GMDSS DSC standards. The course fee for upgrades only is $65.00 and includes the Workbook & DVD, Exam and Card. You are only required to attend for Module 2 and the Review & Exam. You will only be required to write a 25 question exam on Module 2. However we invite you to attend the entire course as a review of previously learned materials. Please provide your original certificate at the time of registration.
Next Course at Sindbad School of Sailing
Sindbad School of Sailing is offering VHF ROC(M) Course regularly year round. Contact us for the next course date.
This course is comprised of 3 1/2 days. Course details are outlined below.
CHOICE 1: Day 1 - Module 1 Day 2 - Module 2 Day 3 - Review & Exam (Weekday Monday & Tuesday Evening & Tues)
CHOICE 2: Day 1 - Modules 1 & 2 Day 2 - Review & Exam - Two Saturdays
Once you have registered your course workbook & dvd will be provided upon arrival at the course venue unless you have made arrangements to pick up prior to course start date or have this sent to you in advance.If you are interested in this certification please complete our Registration Form and contact us at
Courses will be provided for groups of 6 or more in Edmonton
DOWNLOADABLE PDF VHF.pdf
Module 2: Global Marine Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
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