Marine Radio SRC Course and Exam

A course and exam for anyone who owns a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio. A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment on any British flagged vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio either fixed or hand held.

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Scheme Type
Specialist Short Courses
Required experience
Minimum duration
Minimum age
Certificate issuing criteria

Both the classroom course and the online course are available through our training centres. Contact a training centre or visit their website to find more details.

The exam


SRC exams consist of a written theory exam and assessment in the practical use of marine VHF radios The exam fee is payable to the RYA.

Most candidates are required to complete an RYA SRC course prior to taking the exam, therefore the majority of exams take place at the end of the course. The RYA training centre will give you details of the time and location for your exam when you book your course. .

Find out more about eligibility, arranging and paying for the SRC exam here

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