Bruce & Anne Grey
On completion of the online radio course, you will have the opportunity to complete an exam and get your radio operator certificate of proficiency.
A VHF Licence will allow you to apply for an MMSI number for your vessel, which is required to transmit AIS information and enable the digital selective calling function on a radio.
To attain your radio licence (certificate of proficiency), you must complete an exam. There are two components to a radio exam:
Before sitting your exam, you will be required to pay a licence fee ($89) directly to the Office of Maritime Communications who mark the exam papers and distribute licences. This licence fee is not included in the online course enrolment. Your certificate of proficiency does not expire.
Due to COVID-19, assessments are now remote and conducted via Zoom. You can apply to complete a remote assessment when you have enrolled in the online course. A remote assessment is $100.
Our courses have been specifically designed for an online learning experience. Enrolment in an online course presents a flexible opportunity to work through at your own pace. Our team can provide feedback, instruction and personal support over the phone, via email or face to face to help you get the answers you need.