GMDSS General Operators Certificate (GOC)

The Essential Marine Radio Certification

The GMDSS General Operators Certificate (GOC) is the highest level in radio communication.

About the course

This certificate is required for any personnel who will have radio communication duties onboard vessels fitted with GMDSS equipment. GMDSS stands for Global Maritime Distress and Safety System.

GMDSS Course Information:

The General Operators Certificate (GOC) course provides a mixture of theory and practical application as part of the GMDSS examinations.

The course covers three main areas:
  • General knowledge of Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and practical radio operations
  • Regulations and procedures for situations such as emergencies and distress
  • Practice and understanding of radio-telephone communications and equipment

Residential price includes all food and accommodation for the duration of your course. Non-residential price is inclusive of lunch only. You won’t find better value!


The course includes written tests and a final individual practical examination with an independent examiner.

Dates and pricing

Course From To Non-res All-inc
GMDSS General Operators Certificate 03/01/2022 10/01/2022 £1,475 £1,755
GMDSS General Operators Certificate 18/02/2022 25/02/2022 £1,475 £1,755

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