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ROC-M Radio Course

Now fully online!

Maritime Radio Course

To operate a VHF or Single Side Band radio in Canada, you must have an ROC-M certificate (Restricted Operator’s Certificate – Maritime) – it’s the law.

The ROC-M course teaches emergency radio procedures and every day operating techniques. Learn about channel frequencies; the phonetic alphabet; procedural words and phrases along with Digital Selective Calling (DSC) and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS). The ROC-M certificate with DSC Endorsement certifies the student to operate VHF and MF/HF (single side band) radios in Canada and is valid for life.

Online Course and Exam on ZOOM

Students must have a strong internet connection, webcam and microphone.

This is a virtual classroom led by an instructor. Students follow along using course materials sent prior to the course date. Course includes the ROC-M exam.

Zoom course invites are emailed 1-week prior to course date.

Exam requirements: You will be required to show government photo I.D. to the instructor to write the exam. Student must be visible to the instructor at all times during the exam. Please ensure sufficient lighting is available for your webcam.

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Course Materials

ePUB GUIDE: This electronic textbook will be emailed to you following registration (ePUB cannot be printed).  Cost: $185 (plus HST)

(Course materials are non-refundable)

To Register

  • Click on preferred course date below
  • Submit payment (Paypal, Credit Card, or Visa Debit available)

Online Course Dates

The ROC-M courses will resume in 2023. Course dates will be posted here in December.

NOTE: All course times are EST/EDT (Toronto time)

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