Course Description

The Restricted Operator Certificate - Maritime Commercial (ROC-MC) is required for mariners serving on commercial vessels fitted with Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems (GMDSS). This four-day, hands-on course is approved by Industry Canada and includes both theory and practical study. Class size is limited and early registration is recommended!

The ROC-MC is modeled after the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers.It is valuable for entering the nautical industry, and certification does not expire. Training of 20 hours, spent approximately 50% on theory and 50% in practical instruction using simulation followed by a 4-hour practical and written examination.

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