Certificates of competency in radio communication: Boating and navigation
- Permit or other obligation
- Public service
FICORA organises all examinations in maritime radio communication and issues related certificates of competency in Finland. A certificate of competency is issued after successfully passing a specific examination.
Using a marine VHF radiotelephone on board a vessel requires a Short Range Certificate (SCR). Using marine MF or HF frequencies requires a Long Range Certificate (LRC). If a professional vessel is equipped with a GMDSS station, the radio station operator of the vessel shall hold a GMDSS certificate (GOC or ROC).
A certificate of competency is issued on application. The applicant shall already hold a GOC or ROC. A person applying for a certificate of competency shall demonstrate competency as required in the STCW Convention (STCW = International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers).
Do the following
For more information about registration for examinations, examination locations and applications for certificates, contact FICORA.
To whom and on what terms
A fee is charged for the service.
Period of validity
Majority of the certificates are valid until further notice.