Marine radio operators certification

$129 VHF Radio Operator Certification Granville Island, Jericho Beach

A VHF (Very High Frequency) radio is a vital piece of safety equipment allowing you to receive safety messages put out by other boaters and the Coast Guard, get the latest marine weather report or make a telephone call. This tool not only allows you access to the marine weather forecast in remote coastal areas, but also is your life line to the outside world if you should find yourself in need of help. 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 $5000 can be given for non compliance).

Dates & times:

2 Weekday evenings (6:30 – 9:30pm) 2018 at our Granville Island location

  • March 26 + 28 | Monday & Wednesday
  • April 17 + 19 | Tuesday & Thursday
  • Sep 24 + 26 | Monday & Wednesday
  • Oct 23 + 25 | Tuesday & Thursday
  • Nov 19 + 21 | Monday & Wednesday

2 Weekday evenings (6:30 – 9:30pm) 2018 at our Jericho beach location

  • May 21 + 23 | Monday & Wednesday
  • June 26 + 28 | Tuesday & Thursday
  • July 16 + 19 | Monday & Thursday
  • August 28 + 30 | Tuesday & Thursday

Cost:

  • 2 Evenings – $129
  • Includes Canadian Power Squadron Maritime Radio Course book & DVD and Certification Fee

Prerequisites:

  • 16 years of age

Certification:

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

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Other things to note:

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.