Restricted Operator Certificate

Deck Officer with Handheld VHF

What is the STCW GMDSS Restricted Operator Certificate (ROC)?

The STCW GMDSS ROC is a three-day course for radio operators onboard any sized craft operating in sea Area A1 (i.e. within VHF radio range of a coast station) and Harbour Authority staff.

What are the prerequisites for the GMDSS ROC?

  • Candidates must be fluent in the English language
  • Minimum age 18
  • Learn the Phonetic Alphabet

Included in the GMDSS ROC Course

  • Use of our GMDSS simulators
  • 3 days of training (inc. exam time)
  • Course Notes
  • Tea and Coffee
  • GMDSS ROC Course Completion Certificate

Not Included in the GMDSS ROC Course