VHF Maritime Radio Course

 Certification Course


Prerequisites:              None

Course length:             3 hours each class. Two nights of 3 hours each.

Class ratio:                  1 instructor: 10 participants.

Location:                      Class setting


The Maritime Radio course teaches emergency radio procedures and everyday operating techniques. Learn all about the uses of marine radios, choice of frequencies, operation, phonetic alphabet, procedural words and phrases, as well as Digital Selective Calling and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, (DSC/GMDSS). All mariners, including recreational boaters, will want to take advantage of the many features and capabilities of this innovative form “automatic” radio. Secure your lifeline. Be sure that you and your family take the Maritime Radio course.


This complete package with CD, and the new Digital Selective Calling, will prepare you for the Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) with DSC Endorsement exam. To operate a maritime radio, you need the certificate. It’s the law!


What you will learn from this certification course:




Distress Communication

Urgency Communications

Safety Communications

Distress Simulations

Global Maritime Distress and Safety System

Digital Selective Calling

Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons


There is a written test (multiple choice), a verbal phonetics test as well as a verbal scenario test.