Marine Radio Short Range Certificate Course

 A course for anyone who owns a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio. A radio is an important piece of safety

equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. The Short-Range Certificate is the

minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC)

equipment on any British flagged vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio either fixed or handheld.

 Assumed knowledge: None

 Minimum duration: 10 hours study plus exam time. The exam will always be a classroom-based exam but the

course will be taken online.

 Minimum age: 16 years old

 Course content:

Basics of radio operation, frequencies, distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures, making ship to

shore telephone calls, Digital Selective Calling, Global Maritime Distress Safety System

Ability after course: To be able to operate the radio and know the procedures required to use the radio.

The Course Fee Is;

£60 For WKSC Members

£80 For Non-Members 

Exam fee payable to the RYA £60.