There are two Professional courses,
both are MCA approved:
The General Operator's Certificate (GOC)
This is the global Merchant Navy or Super Yacht Operator's course.
It covers everything and entitles operation of all marine
This is an unlimited certificate for all sea areas -
A1, A2, A3 & A4
This is the highest operator's certificate available. Course duration is
The Restricted Operator's Certificate (ROC)
This covers operation of VHF onboard a
Merchant vessel and also includes Navtex, Epirbs and Sarts.
This is a limited certificate for sea area A1
There is one GMDSS "Leisure
Long Range Certificate (LRC)
This is the AMERC four days (or five days with Satellite
module) GMDSS course which includes HF SSB, and all of the above.
Last updated April 2014