Online VHF Radio Course

Rates: $179
Dates: December 3, January 24, March 4
Age: 16+


Safety on the ocean is paramount. And, if you’re in control of a kayak, yacht or a powerboat, it’s your responsibility to stay safe.
If things go south when you’re out on the ocean, knowing how to effectively use a VHF Radio can literally save lives.

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

During this pandemic we have received special permission from Canada Sail and Power Squadron to offer the ROC(M) course and testing online via zoom.

We will offer a live online seminar over zoom where we cover all the content of the course. In this online course, we will both prepare you for the ROC (M) exam, and equip you with practical working knowledge of VHF radios and marine safety procedures. There will also be plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

Students can choose whether they want to write the ROC(M) exam in-person (at our location in Vancouver), or via a one-on-one online zoom 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.



$179 (includes the printed book (sent by mail*), certification & 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


Upcoming 2022/2023 Dates

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

  • Tuesday, October 25 (6-9pm PDT)
  • Saturday, December 3 (1-4pm PST)
  • Tuesday, January 24 (6-9pm PST)
  • Saturday, March 4 (1-4pm 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.





Here’s What Some of Our Customers Say about the VHF Course:

Jordan G: I’d also like to say a special thank you to Philip. I really enjoyed the course and the online exam, and it was because Philip made the subject matter engaging, fun, informative, and was extremely patient with all the questions our group threw at him. He did an excellent job.
I’d absolutely recommend Jericho for anyone looking to do their VHF Radio Cert.


Mike M: [The Instructor] knows this material like the back of his hand, but he was also very professional and welcoming, elaborated on the slides without parroting them, and gave me and I’m sure the other students a much better, sort of practical-feeling grasp of the material. I was genuinely worried I wouldn’t be able to absorb everything in the manual, but this has really helped in that regard.