Online VHF Radio Course

Rates: $169
Dates: October 5, November 27, January 5
Age: 16+


Are you stuck inside during Covid-19?

Do you love kayaking, yachting or powerboating and want to get ready to get on the water once “all this is over”?

One of the most useful tools while being on the water is a VHF radio.

To operate a VHF radio in Canada you are legally required to have an ROC-M (Restricted Operator’s Certificate (Maritime)).

During this pandemic we have received special permission from Canada Sail and Power Squadron to offer VHF courses and testing online.

We will offer an online seminar where we cover all the content of the course. In this course, we will teach you all there is to know about the use of VHF radios and marine safety procedures.

Students can choose whether they want to write the exam in-person (at our location in Vancouver), or via a one on one online session.
Upon passing the test at the end of the course you will be issued the Restricted Operators Certificate (Maritime) ROC – M with DSC endorsement which is good for life.


Please note: You do NOT need a radio in order to take the course. We actually recommend holding off buying a radio (if you don’t already have one) until after the course as you will have a better sense of what radio is right for you.



$169 (includes the printed book (sent by mail*), license & test fee, as well as the instruction)

*Regular mail within Canada is included in the price. If you live abroad we can arrange to mail the book to you, but you will have to pay for postage and we cannot guarantee the delivery times



The instructional portion of the course will be offered in one evening:

  • Tuesday, August 24 (6-9pm PDT)
  • Tuesday, October 5 (6-9pm PST)
  • Saturday, November, 27 (1-4pm PST)
  • Wednesday, January 5 (6-9pm PST)


Students will receive a printed book (sent by mail*).

Students will have the option of an in-person exam or an online 1:1 exam.
We will contact you after you signed up for your course to coordinate the exam sign-up.