VHF Radio - Restricted Radiotelephone Operator’s Certificate
The ROC license is a Canadian Federal Government issued card that allows you to operate a Marine VHF radio. ROC stands for Restricted Radiotelephone Operator’s Certificate and is required by anyone using a marine VHF radio or other marine radios (each person on the boat who will use the radio needs their own card). There are significant fines if you are found using a VHF or marine radio without your card.
All new VHF radios are now being sold with a DSC function that will greatly enhance rescue personnel’s ability to assist you in an emergency. Understanding this technology and how to operate it can, in some circumstances, mean the difference between life and death.
For more information on ROC(M) course, please visit Sail Canada course description.
Upcoming Course Schedule: 2022 schedule coming soon