ROC Certificate Basic (GMDSS)

ROC Certificate Basic (GMDSS)

All users of GMDSS radio equipment in the A-1 shipping area.

When do you want to take the course? Choose a date to sign up.
RelyOn Nutec
NOK 13 600,-
October 2021
December 2021
January 2022
February 2022
March 2022
May 2022
June 2022
August 2022
View all course dates
General information about ROC Certificate Basic (GMDSS) (ORC102)

Target GroupAll users of GMDSS radio equipment in the A-1 shipping area.

ObjectiveThe course aims to certify users of GMDSS radio equipment. The course qualifies for a Restricted Operator Certificate (ROC) in accordance with the International Radio Regulations.

Course ContentsDuring the course, delegates will cover the following topics:

  • Formal rules and regulations.
  • Service documents.
  • Distress, urgency and safety communications.
  • DSC distress communication.
  • EPIRB/ radio beacons.
  • Radar transponders.
  • SAR.

  • Operation of radio station.
  • Handling regulations.
  • Digital selective calling (DSC) for VHF.
  • The international maritime distress and safety system.
  • Navtex receivers.
  • Lead and acid batteries.
  • Charging.

PrerequisitesThe participants must have a good command of English.

If a delegate attends the course without prior radio experience, it will be difficult to pass. It is recommended that delegates have passed the VHF/SRC in advance.

ExaminationWritten, practical and oral exams.

5 days
Approved by
Norwegian Maritime Authority