Need an MMSI number?

Complete your radio licence & obtain your official certificate NEXT COURSE to book: Wed Sept 27th 2023 - 5.30 pm till 7.30 pm

Session Dates

Currently timetabled: 4 x Sessions throughout the year – 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm

Register below for your selected date. Places are limited spaces



  • Wednesday April 26th


  • Wednesday 27th September
  • Wednesday 6th December

What to Expect

R Marine Crawley & the valued squadron, Volunteer Marine Rescue Southport, have formed a partnership in which VMR Southport will run the entire course on location within the RMC Headquarters at Runaway Bay. 

The SROCP qualification (Short Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency) allows the operator to operate the VHF marine radiotelephony equipment only. The examination consists of a 25 multi-choice question paper (duration 30 minutes with a 70% pass mark) and a practical component. (All completed at R Marine Crawley)

The Course Cost  is $250pp and includes – Training Course Session & Study Booklet PDF / The Licence Fee / Food & Beverages / Assistance with submission for MMSI number.

Upon completing the online radio course, you will have the opportunity to complete an exam and get your radio operator certificate of proficiency.

A VHF Licence will allow you to apply for an MMSI number for your vessel, which is required to transmit AIS information and enable the digital selective calling function on a radio.

  • Course Capacity - 6 to 8 pax
  • Your certificate of proficiency does not expire.

Next Session available to book –
Wednesday Sept 27th, 2023 – 5.30pm till 7.30 pm

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Registration - Short Range VHF Operator Certificate

VHF Radio Course


Price: $250.00
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