Online VHF Radio Course

Rates: $169
Dates: October 20, November 26
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.

Testing will happen in one on one sessions(online), or can alternatively be scheduled as an in-person test in Vancouver.
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.



$169 (includes the printed book (send by mail*) or ebook (accessible online), 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, October 20 (6-9pm PDT) -students have the choice of receiving a printed coursebook or receiving access to an online ebook
  • Thursday, November 26 (6-9pm PDT) -students will receive access to an online ebook (in ePUB format)


The test will be conducted as 1:1 online meetings or can alternatively be scheduled as an in-person test in Vancouver within 1-2 weeks of the instruction.
We will contact you after you signed up for your course to set up a test time that will work for you.