The ROC(M), Restricted Operators Certificate (Marine), 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 (each 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.
In addition, if you received your ROC(M) card before the new Digital Selective Calling was introduced, then you are encouraged to return and get your DSC endorsement for your ROC card.
All new VHF radios are now being sold with 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, means the difference between life and death.
To register: for the next public course, CLICK HERE
Contact Barb Hammer or phone 250-339–2333
Links to important VHF/DSC radio documents: