ROC-M (DSC) VHF Marine Radio

— hours

$ 195/ person


ROC stands for Restricted Radiotelephone Operator’s Certificate and is required by anyone using a marine VHF or MF-HF radio (each person on the boat who will use the radio needs their own card). In addition, if you received your ROC card before the new Digital Selective Calling was introduced you are encouraged to rewrite and get your DSC endorsement for your ROC-M card. Sign up and get the book and online access then about three weeks later we’ll run the in class review and test.

Upcoming Classes

Good to know

Can be challenged with the Basic Cruising Standard (5 Days) or in the classroom (min. 4 people).

Marine Radio Course with Digital Selective Calling.

Material supplied by us ahead of time for home study (book must be read before the classroom or challenge).

Five-hour classroom review and exam. Once a month in Sooke. 

Can be done online, but we need to make arrangements first.

What to bring?

Bring your book and your ID. 


Call or text: 1-250-415-3223

Email: Contact Page

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Part 1 and Part 2

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