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Radio Operator Certificate Aeronautical (ROC-A)

The Restricted Operator Certificate - Aeronautical (ROC-A), issued by Industry Canada, is required for those operating radiotelephone equipment on aircrafts and at both fixed and mobile radio stations using aeronautical  mobile frequencies. 


This course provides the essential knowledge to pass the exam and obtain your ROC-A certification confidently.

Code: RPASOTC-RCA-2401

This course prepares you to write the ROC-A exam. Having an aeronautical radio operator certificate is not mandatory; however, if you plan to operate a drone in or near controlled airspace, having the ability to listen to air traffic in the area of operations provides additional safety.


An ROC-A is required by operators of radiotelephone equipment on board aircraft and at aeronautical land (fixed and mobile) radio stations using aeronautical mobile frequencies.

If you are interested in obtaining the Radio Operator Certificate – Aeronautical (ROC-A), we can administer the written test which must be taken in the presence of our government-appointed Accredited Examiner, and this can be done at the same time as the RPAS Flight School or RPAS Flight Review.


This course consists of three modules:

  1. Self-Study: 3 hours – Covers topics/subjects from RIC-21 — Study Guide for the Restricted Operator Certificate With Aeronautical Qualification (ROC-A).

  2. Instructor Led (Online): 0.5 hour – Review of self-study.

  3. Exam - Written/Practical/Oral (In-Person only): 1 hour – Exam to qualify for a ROC-A certificate.

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