RYA Marine Radio Short Range (VHF) Online Course


This course is for anyone who owns a Marine VHF Fixed or Handheld set. The Marine VHF Radio is an important piece of safety equipment onboard, understanding the correct procedures when operating the VHF Radio is vital and could save you or your crews’ lives.

After you have completed the online course, you are now ready to take the RYA Short Range Certificate exam. This is taken at a RYA Training Centre that runs the RYA Short Range Certificate courses, the RYA fee for the exam is GBP60 payable to the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) on the day of your exam.

IMPORTANT:  Although the RYA VHF licence is recognized in many countries its not recognized in Hong Kong.  Hong Kong have their own local VHF certification.

  • This will be the name printed on the course certificate.
    Use your name as shown in your passport.

    Please provide a contact phone number (preferably mobile) so we can contact you quickly

  • To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with the RYA via your user profile in www.ryainteractive.org. This learning management website is hosted and maintained by a third party called Learning Pool, who will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course.

    Your name and email address will be entered on www.ryainteractive.org in order to create your user account. On your first access to the site, you will be asked to enter your address and date of birth. You will have access to the site for one year in order to complete your online course. During this period, your personal information will be held on the website by Learning Pool and be available to this training centre and the RYA for the purpose of managing your course.

    Instructional support will be provided by this training centre for a period of one year from the date of your course booking.

    On completion of your course, your name, email, date of birth and address will be transferred to the RYA's central database for the purpose of recording details of the course and any certification you gain as a result of it. This information allows the RYA to record your certification, to update any records they may already hold about you or your qualifications and to verify your certificate if required.

    After one year from the date of your enrolment on a course, your user account will be removed from www.ryainteractive.org.

    Full details of how the RYA will deal with your personal information will be displayed when you first access www.ryainteractive.org.

    For the duration of your access to the site, your data will be held in accordance with the RYA Interactive Data Policy, Terms and Conditions.

    If you receive a digital certificate downloaded from the RYA Interactive site on completion of your course, your name, address, date of birth and certificate details will be transferred to the RYA database and held in accordance with the RYA’s Privacy Policy.

    Once payment has been made and confirmed the Client will be sent the RYA Student Pack on the next working day and Hong Kong delivery is included in the price of the Programme. Additional fees may be applied to addresses outside of Hong Kong.  The Client will also be sent the website login details to access the Programme.

    Once the Programme has been sent to the Client the cost cannot be refunded.

    Clients must have access to the internet and email to undertake the Programme.

    Clients will need to provide a plotter, dividers, 2B pencils and paper.