VHF Exam




VHF/SRC exams

Arranging and paying for your RYA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate exam
The RYA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate (SRC) is the minimum qualification required to

operate marine VHF radio equipment on a UK flagged vessel. It is obtained by successfully completing an SRC exam conducted at an RYA Recognised Training Centre.

SRC exams consist of a written theory exam and assessment in the practical use of marine VHF radios, with the exam fee payable to the RYA. See the section on the exam fee for more details.

Eligibility for the Examination

To be eligible for the exam, on the day of the exam all candidates must:

1. be 16 years old or older, and
2. present one of the following eligibility documents:

– evidence of completing an RYA SRC training course through an RYA Recognised Training Centre*, or
– an RYA Restricted VHF certificate, or
– a suitable aviation radio operator’s certificate.

*The RYA SRC course may be taken in the classroom or online. Find out more about the VHF/SRC course here.

Arranging an exam

Our next exam date will be shown on your login email that will be sent to you when purchasing a VHF/SRC Online course.

To find out what the current scheduled date is just contact us at:  info@sailtrain.org.uk

The exam fee

The SRC exam fee is £70 and covers the cost of the examiner and the administration of processing and issuing the certificate. In addition there is a charge of £25 that we will make to cover the cost of providing exam facilities; Premises, Training Radio’s etc. Making a total cost of £95.

Payment can be made by clicking the “Add to Basket” button above.

1. Online payment by debit or credit card

The card payment does not need to be in your name. When completing the checking out process just click the box “BO

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