VHF Radio Short Range Certificate
The RYA VHF marine radio course is designed for seafarers to understand how to use this important safety equipment. VHF can be used to send distress messages, warn vessels of potential hazards, or receive safety information such as navigational warnings and weather forecast. Short Range Certificate (SCR) allows its holders legally operate VHF marine radios.
Online course available all year.
- Place: Online & Golfe Juan
- Pre-requisites: None
- Duration: 5 hours
- Price: 180 euros (license fees included)
Our VHF radio online course is very user-friendly and can be completed in about five hours. The course content includes:
- Types of equipment
- Basics of radio operation
- Rules and regulations
- VHF channels
- Voice procedures: routine, distress, urgency and safety calls
- Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
- Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
After working through the training modules, students complete a pre-exam check and take a practical exam at Seascope France training center.
VHF Radio Short Range Certificate is a pre-requisite for many RYA training courses such as RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Practical Preparation or RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Package. This course is also highly recommended for future deckhands.
Online course available all year