Restricted Radio Operator Certificate – Marine

Restricted Radio Operator Certificate – Marine


Learn how to use and proper calling procedures for VHF marine radio with Digital Selective Calling (DSC). Required for operators engaged in Sheltered Waters and Near Coastal, class 2 voyages (up to 25 nm from shore).


  • Proper use and calling procedures
  • Using DSC
  • Sending and receiving distress communications
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) and equipment

Who should take this course:

All maritime radio operators are required to have an operators certificate. Required for

Learning outcomes:

  • Gain knowledge to properly operate a VHF radio
  • Obtain a ROC-M certificate upon successful completion of the course

Upcoming Courses:

Please inquire at for next available course.  Group bookings are welcome.


About our workshops

Our ethos is built on the foundation of connecting people to their environment. Each workshop is designed to provide learning and practice to hone individual skills. Vancouver Island is one of the best locations for outdoor education in Canada and with our experienced instructors and the diverse outdoor classrooms, participants will explore their backyard with a fun and educational focus.

About Us

Westcoast Adventure College was started in 2002 and has graduated over 300 wilderness guides. We are British Columbia’s premier Adventure Tourism College and with accreditation, by the BC Private Training Institutions Branch, we ensure the highest level of experience and skills required for today’s Adventure Tourism industry. Over 20 years in wilderness education has proven to us that the benefits of outdoor learning on participant confidence and knowledge retention is unparalleled.

Our Instructors

All of our instructors are professionals in the field with years of experience across BC and the world.

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