New England Sailing Center (NESC)

VHF Certification

VHF Certification

  • Description:

Six hour classroom based course. Learn how onboard and handheld radios, EPIRBs, SARTs, AIS and DSC-enabled radios, are used effectively in marine communications.

A six to eight hour course offered in one day, covering general rules for the use and operation of VHF radios, SARTs, and EPIRBs. Every crew member needs to know how to operate a marine radio as well as what to do in case of an emergency. This course also covers an introduction to other marine communications. Students qualify to test for the International Yacht Training (IYT) VHF Radio Operator Certificate.

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Certification: International Yacht Training (IYT) VHF Radio Operator Certificate
  • Duration: six to eight hour course
  • Cost: $195 $156 per person

Includes the IYT course manual, exam fee, laminated certification card, IYT training logbook. Retake fee $25.

  • Curriculum:

A written exam will be administered at end of classroom session. A grade of 70% or higher is required to pass. Should a candidate fail an examination, a re-take exam will be allowed for an additional fee.

Visit our VHF Certification Overview for more information on this course.