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$149 VHF Radio Operator Certification Granville Island, Jericho Beach

A VHF (Very High Frequency) radio is a vital piece of safety equipment allowing you to call for help as well as receive safety messages put out by other boaters and the Coast Guard, get the latest marine weather report or make a telephone call. At the end of this course you will be able to communicate and summon help from the Coast Guard with the VHF radio using proper radio procedure.

A VHF Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) is required by law if you use a VHF in Canadian waters. Fines up to $5,000 can be given for non-compliance.

2019 Dates & Times:

Granville Island | 6–9PM
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  • March 4 & 6
  • April 2 & 4
  • May 6 & 8
  • September 9 & 11
  • October 15 & 17
  • November 4 & 6

Jericho Beach | 6–9PM
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  • June 4 & 6
  • July 8 & 10
  • August 6 & 8


  • Includes Canadian Power Squadron Maritime Radio Course book & DVD and Certification Fee


  • 16 years of age


  • Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) with DSC Endorsement (no expiry date)

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We highly recommend picking up the course book prior to the course. It can be picked up at our Granville Island store after your registration.