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ROC - Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to provide the course?

  • CYA will recognize and authorize any registered and qualified instructors to teach and conduct examinations for the ROC(M)
  • Instructors must have, as a minimum, their own ROC(M) with DSC Endorsement and current Blue Level CYA Instructor’s or Learn to Cruise Basic Instructor’s certification.

How do instructors confirm eligibility?

  • Instructors who are interested in providing the courses should contact CYA to confirm their status as a CPS accredited instructor.
  • CYA will provide CPS with names of all qualified and registered instructors.

What should an instructor do to become eligible?

What materials are required to teach the course and where are they available?

  • Eligible Instructors are required to purchase a Maritime Radio Course Manual (including the Instructors Guide CD) and all student Course Manuals (including interactive student CD), tests, answer sheets, marking keys, application forms and any other related materials.
  • All materials are available through the CYA.

Where are the completed course materials to be sent?

  • Instructors send all completed test materials plus a $20 processing fee for each exam directly to CPS, for confirmation and issue of cards to successful candidates.

What price can the instructors charge for the materials?

  • CYA instructors may set their own costs, but are advised that the cost should be relatively comparable to CPS courses.
  • Instructor and student packages are available in the CYA Online Store.

How can I be more involved in the development of this course?

  • CYA instructors who are interested in participating on the Joint Curriculum Committee should submit their intentions to CYA for consideration by CPS.