The VHF Radio Course recommended by eNautical is the Maritime Restricted Radiotelephone Operator's Certificate.

The Maritime Restricted Radiotelephone Operator's Certificate (MRROC), previously known as the Restricted Radiotelephone Operator’s Certificate (RRTOC), has been in use in New Zealand for over 50-years.

Competency in the use of radio transmitting equipment is required in aeronautical, amateur and maritime bands in New Zealand.

VHF Radio Course Membership

The Ministry's Maritime Restricted Radiotelephone Operator's Certificate (MRROC) covers mandatory requirements and is the minimum requirement for commercial vessels and users of MF/HF (SSB) radio.

For any vessel carrying single sideband (SSB) radiotelephone, the Radiocommunications Act 1989 requires an individual licence and callsign issued by Radio Spectrum Management. The minimum qualification required to use this equipment is the Maritime Restricted Radiotelephone Operator’s Certificate. The Coastguard VHF Course is also recognised in New Zealand, however the Maritime VHF Radio Operator Certificate (MVOC) does not cover users of MF/HF (SSB) radio.


  1. First, enrol for our Online MRROC Home Study Course and you’ll immediately receive secure access.
  2. Next, Login to the eNautical Secure Study Facility from anywhere in the world online in the comfort of your own home, anytime!
  3. Start your study experience by downloading the marine education package and course material.
  4. Sit our MRROC mock exam to test your knowledge before the real exam!
  5. Organise a passport photo or digitial photograph and proof of identity for your MRROC Licence & Certificate.
  6. Contact a local Ministry Accredited Radio Examiner (New Zealand only) for your 30-minute MRROC exam (additional exam fee applies).