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West Coast Powerboat Handling since 1994.



The Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) with DSC Endorsement. 

 $140.00 + GST. S & H $10 additional 
The ROC(M) is a Canadian Federal Government issued certificate that allows you to operate a marine VHF radio. ROC-M West Coast Powerboat Handling 
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 your card. 
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
ROC(M) card.
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 the evenings: 
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 VHF Procedures. 

Approved Course Provider for:

Transport Canada

Industry Canada

Sail Canada

United Steelworkers(IWA) Canada

Work Safe BC (WCB)

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