MF/HF (Long Range) Marine Radio Online Course

Study for your Marine Radio Operator Certificate of Proficiency  - LROCP

The LROCP certificate will allow you to operate MF/HF/VHF marine transceivers.
Most commercial skippers need this certificate.

Australian Boating College has developed an online LROCP radio course,
as an alternative to face to face classroom style teaching or studying through a manual.

The online course is easy to work through, and you can do the lessons and quizzes
again and again to ensure you’re achieving the required LROCP 70% pass mark.

Many of the sections have audio attached to bring the subject matter to life and to
advise you what you need to focus on for the LROCP exam.

Feedback on quiz performance is given so you will know you when you are ready to
sit the LROCP exam with an Invigilator.

The Benefits of an Online LROCP Radio course are:

Immediate Start

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Study when you like, where you like, as you like
Not locked into pre-set classroom timeframes

Personal Review

Study the content and quizzes repeatedly to ensure you know it

Self Assessment

Inbuilt quiz feedback so you know if you’re ready to undertake the examination

Process for obtaining the LROCP -

Long Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency

All candidates must sit a closed book 50 question exam in the presence of a registered Invigilator. An Invigilator is appointed by the Office of Maritime Communications, and there are many of them spread around the country. (See Links page). An Invigilator’s job is to organise the exam papers, ensure the exam is conducted in accordance with the guidelines, and send off the completed exam and fee.

The Invigilator does not mark the exam, but will seal it and send to the Office of Maritime Communications for marking. The pass mark is 70%. - 35 correct questions.

Candidates who pass, will be sent their Certificate of Proficiency.

Candidates who do not pass will be sent their result. A person can undertake the exam as many times as needed, upon payment each time of the LROCP fee and Invigilator fee.

The Office of Maritime Communications charge a fee for marking the exams and processing.
The fee at present is currently $73.50. The Invigilator collects this money, as well as their fee for conducting the exam. Invigilator fees vary, contact them direct for their fee structure. A link for Invigilators can be found on the Course Link page of this site.

The course has lessons on the various aspects of knowledge required to pass the LROCP exam. Associated with each lesson is a learning quiz. If a quiz answer you enter is incorrect, the correct answer is immediately provided. This is aimed at raising your knowledge level to the level needed to pass the LROCP exam.

When you think you are ready to sit the exam, you can tackle the course’s Self Assessment Quiz, which randomly asks all the questions from the lesson quizzes, without providing any feedback until the end. (You can still get automatic in-progress feedback by clicking for it as you go thru).

If you can consistently achieve higher than the required pass mark of 70% in the Self Assessment Quiz, then you can be confident you are ready to sit the LROCP exam with an Invigilator.

Ultimately, passing or failing the LROCP exam is up to you, but the online course is designed as a learning tool to give you the knowledge you need to pass.

What do I Need for the LROCP Exam?
You will need to provide the Invigilator with a colour passport size photo, without a hat or sunglasses in the photo. The Invigilator will organise all the other administration for you.

Online Course Course COST
Cost for the online course  is $59. To buy, visit the Purchase page on this site.

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“Just wanted you to know that I sat my LROCP exam on Tuesday and once again, thanks to your on line course, aced it!! So I am ready and rearing to go. The inviligator was so impressed that I have passed on your web site to him as he wants to check it out and refer people to it as I found it so informative and easy to understand and work with.
So once again thank you for providing a very thorough and complete course, it made the 50 question exam easy.
Thanking you.

Hi Paul, Just a short e-mail to express my thanks to you for all your very valuable assistance and to confirm my total satisfaction with your comprehensive online radio course. I found it easy to follow, the information was clear, accurate and concise. Your voice-over comments helpful and the quizzes at the end, invaluable.
I have now completed the exam for the MF/HF MROCP though TAFE NSW at Port Macquarie and passed with
94%. My new certificate arrived today. I would have no hesitation in recommending your course to any aspiring
marine radio operator.
Please feel free to use me for a reference if you so desire.
Kindest regards,
Richard Court.

Hello - Just a quick word of thanks for your excellent LROCP on-line course. After making pretty heavy weather ploughing through the manual, I decided to enrol in your on-line course. I went through it twice, booked my test, did one more complete read through and one partial read through. Next day I sat the test and passed with an unbelievable (for me) 100%. Again, many thanks.

Hi. I would highly recommend this site to anyone wishing to sit any of the certificates. With the help of your site I was able to nail the LROCP exam with a score of 94%.

Administrator feedback  - many Invigilators have reported course participants receiving 90-100% in the LROCP exam, which is a great result

Overseas MF/HF Licence Candidates - All countries require MF/HF operators to be licensed, as part of their responsibility towards the International Telecommunications Union. Most of this Australian online course is suitable study material for your country’s VHF/MF/HF exam.

The parts which are specific to Australian conditions, and which you will have to learn about how your own country is set up are:

  • VHF channel allocations;
  • MMSI allocations (for DSC numeric station identifier)
  • Coast Radio Stations in your country and the services they provide
  • How your country handles 406MHz EPIRB signals, and 406MHz EPIRB registration


The course parts which are generic across all VHF/MF/HF exams are:

  • Routine operating and call procedures incl. key words
  • Distress call procedures incl. key words
  • International MF/HF frequencies
  • Phonetic alphabet
  • Radio features and power supply
  • DSC generics
  • EPIRB generics
  • VHF repeaters

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