What you'll learn
Our ISSA Marine VHF Radio Course is a comprehensive training program designed to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to confidently operate VHF radios at sea. Throughout this course, you will learn the fundamentals of radio procedures and etiquette, ensuring clear and effective communication on the water. We cover emergency protocols, including distress calls and urgent messages, to prepare you for critical situations. Additionally, you’ll gain insights into using VHF radios for navigation, obtaining weather updates, and communicating with harbormasters. By the course’s end, you will have a solid understanding of operating VHF radio equipment, meeting licensing requirements and earning your lifetime certification. Join us on a journey to become a proficient VHF radio operator, enhancing your safety and connectivity on the high seas.
Why do you need the radio certificate?
Easy steps for a safer maritime experience!
1. Avoid hassles with yacht charter companies.
2. Use marine VHF radio legally.
3. Enhance safety at sea.
We’re excited to introduce online training that we’ve meticulously crafted. Join our ISSA Marine VHF Radio Course, and in return, receive a GMDSS Radio Short Range Certificate (SRC).
This lifetime SRC certificate will be mailed to you. It’s the minimum standard for operating a marine VHF radio station on non-SOLAS vessels—vessels less than 300 BT navigating in sea zone (A1) within 30 nautical miles.
In a nutshell, the certificate confirms your proficiency in operating VHF radio systems and performing special procedure calls. Gain the knowledge needed to boost crew and vessel safety at sea, improving your chances for reception and action after transmitting distress or urgent calls.
Simply read the theory, pass the exam quiz, and fill out an application. Your ISSA SRC will be sent to you by post.
Take a simple step toward a safer maritime journey.
If you are a Coastal skipper or a Competent crew on a vessel and intend to operate a marine VHF radio, similarly, you must be certified to a standard GMDSS.
The duration of our ISSA Marine VHF Radio Course can vary depending on your learning pace and availability. Typically, the course can be completed within a few days, dedicating a few hours each day to study and practice.
The ISSA Marine VHF Radio Course features online tests and quizzes, making it a convenient and accessible learning experience. The tests and quizzes are designed to assess your comprehension of the material covered in the course. With the flexibility of online learning, you can complete these assessments at your own pace and in the comfort of your own environment. Our course materials and resources will fully prepare you for these tests, ensuring that you have the knowledge and confidence to successfully complete them. Enjoy the convenience of online assessments as you work towards obtaining your lifetime certification as a VHF radio operator.
After successfully completing the exam for the ISSA Marine VHF Radio Course, you will be required to fill out an online form with your relevant information. This form will collect necessary details such as your name, address, and contact information. Once you have submitted the form, we will process your license and ship it to the address you provided. The license will be sent to you in a timely manner, allowing you to have the physical proof of your certification as a VHF radio operator. Keep an eye on your mailbox for the arrival of your license, which will validate your skills and enable you to confidently operate VHF radios while enjoying your sailing adventures.
Your license as a VHF radio operator obtained through our ISSA Marine VHF Radio Course is generally recognized and valid internationally. This means you can use your license in various locations and while sailing in different countries. It is important to note that while the license itself is valid for a lifetime, local regulations and specific maritime authorities may have additional requirements or restrictions for the use of VHF radios in certain regions. Therefore, it is always recommended to familiarize yourself with the local rules and regulations of the area where you plan to sail to ensure compliance and adherence to any specific licensing requirements.