Operator Certificate (Maritime) with DSC Endorsement.
+ GST. S & H $20
$135.00 + GST for the ePub
For a second person sharing the manual, the fee is $110 plus GST which
includes the exam and the card.
The ROC(M) is a Canadian Federal Government issued certificate that allows you to
operate a marine radio.
The ROC(M) is required by anyone using a marine VHF radio or other marine radios.
Every 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
All new VHF radios have 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, mean the difference between life and death.
In addition, if you received your ROC(M) card before the new Digital Selective
Calling was introduced, then you are encouraged to get your DSC endorsement for your
This certificate is usually obtained by self-study of the manual and online study
guide. Due to COVID, exams are now conducted via Zoom. The exam session is about 1.5 hours.
For Restricted Operator Certificate information,
contact Bruce Stott in Sidney at 250-656-2628
For a free Introduction to the material in the ROC(M) course,