Did you know that it is illegal to operate a marine radio without a license? However, Sail Nelson makes it easy for you to become certified!

Are there prerequisites?

There are no prerequisites for you to take this course.

What are the objectives of the course?

The objective of this course is for you to learn how to communicate and handle emergency situations using a VHF marine radio. This short course will cover all aspects of radio operation including the new Digital Selective Calling (DSC) function.

How can I take this course?

Sail Nelson offers two study formats for the VHF Marine Radio course: self-paced home study, or an exam challenge option.

A) Home Study – Materials are mailed out to you.  You study at your own pace.  Sail Nelson can invigilate your exam remotely or in person.

B) Challenge Exam – You are looking just to write the exam.  No course materials will be sent to you. Simply contact Sail Nelson to book a time/date to write your exam.

What’s the next step?

If you have not completed your Basic Cruising Standard yet, you’ll want to get that under your belt. If you have, move on to our Coastal Navigation course!