International Yacht Training Worldwide

Marine Communications (VHF-SRC)


VHF Maritime Radio Training Course

The IYT Marine Communications course (Very High Frequency – Short Range Certificate) is recognised by the Republic of the Marshall Islands. It is designed to ensure a thorough understanding of maritime radio communication at sea. It is intended for all marine environments and follows International standards.

The course provides VHF Radio and SRC training for the entire spectrum of VHF radio communications for recreational and professional boating. Students will learn how on board radios and handheld radios, EPIRBs, SARTs, AIS and DSC-enabled radios, are used effectively in marine communications.

Important Notice Regarding VHF Certificate Expiry Dates

It has come to our attention that we haven’t formally addressed the expiry dates of our paper VHF certificates issued before June 1st, 2013. There was no expiry date printed on the certificates at that time. We have sent out a school notice on April 15, 2013 notifying schools that as of June 1st, 2013 all our certificates will require revalidation every 5 years.

Unfortunately, we neglected to address the fact that prior VHF certificates issued without an expiration date now also expire after 5 years as we have automated our system which now requires expiration.  This is not unlike what the IMO have done with Basic STCW Certificates for professional use.  Prior to January 1st, 2017, Basic STCW certificates had no expiration date, however, the IMO have now imposed expiration on those certificates.  We are sorry for the inconvenience but all the VHF paper certificates that were issued without an expiry date will now have to be revalidated every 5 years. We hope you understand the necessity of this requirement as we need to have consistency among all our certificates.

The IYT Team

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As a professional in the yachting industry you are required to update and learn new skills on a regular basis. As you move up the chain of command or look for new opportunities your qualifications are essential. Please make sure they do not expire.

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