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VHF Short Range Certificate

The RYA VHF online course is designed to teach you all you need to know in order to operate a VHF Radio. Learn how to use a short-range VHF radio & discover the incredible capabilities of communication at sea.

 150€

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Pre-Course Requirements

There are no pre-course requirements for this course.

 

In order to obtain your VHF license (which is a mandatory requirement if you are taking charge of a yacht), you first need to study this course which takes about 6-10 hours.

Course Syllabus

The RYA VHF online course is designed to teach you all you need to know in order to operate a VHF Radio.

The Course Syllabus includes:​​

  • Basic Radio Operation

  • Correct Frequencies (channels) to be used

  • Distress, Emergency, and Medical Assistance Procedures

  • Ship to Shore Calls

  • Digital Selective Calling (DSC) Using Simulators

  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems (GMDSS)

  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs)

  • Search and Rescue (SART)

Start and Finish Location: Estepona

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What's Included

  • RYA VHF Online Course

  • RYA VHF eBook or in Print (10 Euro shipping fee)

  • Online Knowledge Check

  • Downloadable Course Completion Certificate

  • Telephone and email support with our Chief Instructor

*Please note that the examiner fee of £70 is not included*

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Post Course

Once you are happy with your knowledge of the material you should take the Online Assessment and download your Completion Certificate.  This will need to be presented to your Examiner when you take your Exam. You will then need to apply for the exam and pay the 70 GBP license fee to the RYA.  Details of how to do this will be sent with your Joining Instructions.

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