Process for obtaining the SROCP -
Short Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency
All candidates must sit a closed book 25 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%. - 18 correct questions.
Candidates who pass, will be sent their Short Range Operator 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 SROCP fee and Invigilator fee.
The Office of Maritime Communications charge a fee for marking the exams and processing.
The fee at present is currently 89.00. 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.
ABOUT THE ONLINE VHF COURSE
The course has lessons on the various aspects of knowledge required to pass the SROCP 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 SROCP 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 SROCP exam with an Invigilator.
Ultimately, passing or failing the SROCP 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 SROCP 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 $49