VHF Radio Operator Course

Many clients have been obtaining their VHF Operator’s Certificate.

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).

Note: Operating a VHF radio without an operator’s certificate may result in a fine.

Anyone may use the VHF radio in an emergency, however, if you are not certified, will you know the correct procedures?

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.

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