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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.

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. EACH STUDENT REGISTERING must select a Study Guide format.

PRINTED STUDY GUIDE: Ships via Canada Post. We require a minimum 10 business days.  Cost: $185 (plus HST)  (Course materials are non-refundable)

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 and complete registration
  • Each student registering must select a Study Guide format
  • Submit payment (Debit, Credit Card, or Paypal)


2023 Online Course dates

September 11, 12, 13th, 7pm-9pm ET – COURSE FULL – REGISTRATION CLOSED

Contact us if you have a group of 8 or more students and would like to schedule a private course: info@boaterskills.ca



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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