RYA VHF Radio exam only
RYA/MCA Short Range Certificate exam
Take the final RYA SRC examination with us even if you have taken the course with another Training Centre.
To make a booking check our scheduled exam dates.
If you wish to make a booking outside of these dates or want to take the exam on a 1-to-1 basis, please contact us on 01704 571903 for further information.
The scheduled SRC exam is run for groups of 4 persons maximum at a time with the sole use of a Marine VHF Radio for every candidate. The assessment will take up to 2 hours to complete and you will be notified after the assessment if you have passed or failed the exam.
The practical examination is taken on modern ICOM Marine Radio Training Simulators (IC-M323, IC-323G, IC-M91D).
Please note that you are required to revise the RYA VHF Radio Handbook/eBook before you attend the exam.
You will need to bring with you the completed RYA Exam SRC Application Form for the examination and the Certificate of Competence in Radiotelephony GMDSS Short Range Certificate (SRC) form, a passport photo and the £60 payable to the RYA are also required on the day of the exam. Please download and complete the SRC Payment Form and bring both the completed SRC Application Form and payment forms with you on the day of your exam.
We highly suggest you take our VHF Radio Quiz to check your knowledge before you come to the final RYA SRC examination.
We will give you plenty of time familiarise yourself with the VHF DSC training radios before you sit the exam/assessments.
Fast Track Service: For a small additional charge, the RYA guarantee a 2 working day turnaround from the date they receive the application form. Please let us know if you require this service when you book the exam.
- 30 minute RYA VHF exam theory paper
- Practical assessments include:
- Operation of Marine VHF Radio equipment
- Routine situations
- Distress situations
- Urgency situations
There is plenty of opportunity to undertaken hands-on Radio practice time before you sit the exam/assessments.
How much does the SRC Exam cost?
The cost to take the final face-to-face RYA VHF Radio exam is £60 payable on the day to the Royal Yachting Association (RYA).
I have completed the Online SRC course, where can I take the final face to face SRC exam?
This depends on where you are located, you can take the final SRC exam with us at Seavoice Training or you can take the SRC exam with any RYA Training Centre worldwide that offers the course. Click here to search for a local RYA exam centre.
Please note: If you plan to take the final SRC Face to face exam with another RYA Training centre could you please let us know via phone 01704 571903 or via email so we can send the relevant exam report form to your chosen RYA Training exam centre.
I have completed the Online VHF Radio course, what do I require to take to the final exam?
You will require the Online pass certificate and a recent passport style photograph (not a home printed one). You should of been given a RYA Application Exam Form from your chosen Online training centre. If so, please bring this with you. If you have not been given the SRC Application Form, please contact your RYA Training Centre and request they post you one out.
What happens if I fail the RYA VHF Radio exam paper?
If you fail to reach the marks required to pass the RYA VHF Radio exam paper, you will be offered a exam resit. The resit will be within 6 weeks of the course date. The RYA fee for the resit is £15 payable to the RYA, this will be collected from you before you can take the resit exam.
Can you fast track my VHF Radio application form?
For a small additional charge, the RYA can guarantee a 2 working day turnaround from the date they receive the application. If you require this service, please clearly mark the application form “FAST TRACK” and add £30.00 to the total payment if you are not a RYA Member, £20.00 if you are a standard member and £10.00 if you are a Gold member. These fees are to be paid directly to the RYA and not Seavoice Training.
What is the pass mark for the SRC exam?
The pass mark is 60% both on the online pre-exam knowledge and the final RYA theory exam paper.
I took the Online VHF Radio course with another RYA training centre, can I take the exam with Seavoice Training?
Yes, we are happy to take you for the final face-to-face SRC exam on a scheduled date for free. We would charge an additional £30 if you wish to take the exam outside of the scheduled dates advertised on our website or on a 1-to-1 basis.
The RYA SRC Exam fee is £60 payable on the day of the exam to the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) in all cases.
Is there a minimum age to take the RYA SRC exam?
The minimum age for the VHF SRC exam is 16 years old.
What documents / forms do I need to complete to take the SRC Exam?
You will need 3 documents the RYA SRC Exam application form and the SRC payment form If you are taking the final SRC Exam with another RYA Training centre you will also need to pass them the SRC eligibility and report card, we will post this form out to you.
Please download these forms and complete, include a Passport Quality photograph remembering to sign and date the back of the photograph. Please bring a cheque payment of £60 made payable to the “RYA” or enter your Credit card details onto the SRC Payment form.
If you can not print off these forms please let us know so we can supply you with the forms on the day of the exam.
If I take the Online VHF Radio course can I take the exam Online as well?
No, you can not take the final SRC VHF Radio exam online, you must attend the exam in person at a RYA recognised training centre.