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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

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 (e-Study Guide or printed Study Guide). This course includes the 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.

Course Materials

Choose when registering either a Maritime Radio ePUB (electronic version) or PRINTED Guide.

ePUB GUIDE: The electronic textbook version will be emailed following registration (ePUB cannot be printed).  Cost: $175 (plus HST)

PRINTED GUIDE: The ROC-M PRINTED GUIDE is mailed provided there is sufficient delivery time through Canada Post (minimum 10 business days prior to course date).  Cost: $185 (plus HST)

(Course materials are non-refundable)

To Register

  • Click on preferred course date below
  • Select Printed Guide or e-PUB course materials when registering
  • Submit payment (Paypal, Credit Card, or Visa Debit available)

Online Course Dates

July 11, 12, 13th, 7pm to 9pm EST (3 session course) COURSE FULL

No additional dates are scheduled at this time

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

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