GMDSS General Operators Certificate (GOC)
The Essential Marine Radio Certification
The GMDSS General Operators Certificate (GOC) is the highest level in radio communication.
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!
Fluent in English and knowledge of the phonetic alphabet.
The course includes written tests and a final individual practical examination with an independent examiner.
The full details of the GMDSS General Operators Certificate course syllabus can be found in the AMERC Administration Handbook below.
For details regarding the endorsement or revalidation of your GMDSS General Operators Certificate please follow the appropriate link below for full details.