Many clients have been obtaining their <a title="VHF Radio Operator Course" href="http://www.cruising.bc.ca/vhf.htm" target="_blank">VHF Operator's
One question often asked is "When is a VHF Operator's Certificate required?"
Here is the answer:
Anyone operating a fixed or portable marine radio aboard a boat is required by law to have a Restricted
Operator's Certificate (Maritime).
<strong>Note:</strong> Operating a VHF radio without an operator's certificate may result in a
Anyone may use the VHF radio in an emergency, however, if you are not certified, will you know the correct
A ship station license is not required if you are only boating in Canadian waters. When boating in
foreign waters such as the USA, a ship station license is required. You can obtain a ship station license
from Industry Canada.
A Ship Station License is also known as a Mobile Station License.