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ROC-M Radio Course

Now available 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: Minimum age is 14 years.

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

Select either a Printed (paper) Study Guide or ePub Guide when registering

PRINTED STUDY GUIDE: Ships via Canada Post. We require a minimum 10 business days.  Cost: $185 (plus HST)

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

(Course materials are non-refundable)

To Register

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


  2023 Course dates

  Saturday, February 18, 2023

   TIME: 10am to approximately 5pm Eastern (Toronto time)

  Course FULL – Registration closed


  Saturday, March 25, 2023

   TIME: 10am to approximately 5pm Eastern (Toronto time)

   Course FULL – Registration closed


  Saturday, April 15, 2023

   TIME: 10am to approximately 5pm Eastern (Toronto time)

   REGISTRATION: Please click here


Private Group Courses Available

Contact us to arrange an online or in-person ROC-M Radio course for your staff or club members. Minimum 10 students required. (In-person courses available only in Ontario. Additional fees may apply)

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