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Maritime Restricted Operator Permit

Cellular phones are a wonderful addition to the world of personal communication. They should not, and in many cases, cannot be relied upon in on the water emergency situations. There are other advantages to having an onboard VHF radio including, but not limited to, continuous weather and safety broadcasts from both the Canadian and American Coast Guard.

Marine RadioOur instructors can train and qualify you in the use of marine radios, an important safety feature. Such radios, including hand held portables are now quite inexpensive. The annual station licensing fee has been abolished (if you only sail in Canadian waters) but the Operator Permit is still required. This permit is valid for life.

We have two options available, a facilitated seminar, or self study. In either case you will sit the same exam and receive a temporary certificate immediately on passing.

You can register by completing the application form below. As soon as you register and pay the course fee we will immediately send you the course material. Seminars will be arranged if there is a minimum of 6 registrants. Individual exams are arranged by appointment.

Prerequisites: Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status

Application form