Certificate of qualification for operating a VHF GMDSS station

A person who has the certificate of qualification for operating a VHF GMDSS station must be on a boat with radio station with digital selective call at very high frequencies (VHF GMDSS station).

The exam programme entails:

  • rules on radio service,
  • the basics of radiotelephony,
  • work at the VHF GMDSS station or on the simulator.

The VHS GMDSS exam is composed of the theoretical and practical part. The theoretical part is taken orally. The practical part encompasses the knowledge test on working with a VHF GMDSS station or on a simulator.

A candidate who wishes to take the VHF GMDSS exam must submit a written application at the Slovenian Maritime Administration stipulating the exam deadline. The certificate of qualification for operating a radio station is issued.

The candidate has the right to a complaint submitted in written form in 24 hours or on the next working day after the exam.

Acquisition of a permit

Legal basis/grounds

Last updated: 17. 02. 2016