Operator Certificate (Maritime) with DSC Endorsement.
+ GST. S & H $10
The ROC(M) is a Canadian Federal Government issued certificate that allows you to
operate a marine VHF radio.
The ROC(M) is required by anyone using a marine VHF radio or other marine radios.
Every 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
All new VHF radios have 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.
In addition, if you received your ROC(M) card before the new Digital Selective
Calling was introduced, then you are encouraged to get your DSC endorsement for your
This certificate is usually obtained by self-study of the manual and CD.
There is a video, a VHF-DSC simulator which may be installed on your PC, review questions and 2 practice
exams. We would get together for about a 45 minute review and then you would take the exam.
For Restricted Operator Certificate information, contact
Bruce Stott in Sidney at 250-656-2628
I will be available for conducting exams in
March 17 - 21in Kelowna. Exam will be offered after the SVOP course March 22.
If you wish to self-study the materials, you may arrange a
time to meet me for the exam.
For a free Introduction to the material in the ROC(M) course, see