GMDSS and VTS Courses

GMDSS General Operator

Course Description and Objectives

A trainee successfully completing this course and passing the examination will be able to efficiently operate the GMDSS equipment and have primary responsibility for radio communications during distress incidents.

Training Methods

The course shall be delivered by use of interactive classroom instruction and workshops and use of a GMDSS simulator.

Assessment Method

Formative competency based and a formal final practical and knowledge assessment.

Course Prerequisites

The course is open to candidates for certification as a GMDSS General Operator.

The minimum number of delegates is four (4) and the maximum is nine (9).

Course Duration

15 days (90hrs).


An ACK certificate of successful completion shall be issued to those delegates who successfully complete the course and meet the assessment criteria.