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Complete your GMDSS Radio Operator course online instead of spending two weeks in class.
NEMO’s USCG Approved GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System) Blended Course combines online simulations, animations, helpful explanations, and quizzes to make your training experience engaging and comprehensive. You will explore the functionality and use of all GMDSS components ranging from daily communication to emergency situations using our suite of HALO° simulators. All text passages include an audio component to assist ESL students.

This course is delivered on NEMO°, our learning management system followed by the final examination being administered in our USCG approved HALO Examination software. You will receive 3 attempts for your exam. If you fail all 3 attempts, you must pay a retake fee of $50.00.

Upon successful completion of this course and passing the required examination, a trainee should be able to:

  • Efficiently operate GMDSS equipment required in sea area A1, A2, A3, and A4.
  • Fulfill primary radio communications responsibility during distress, urgency, safety, and routine incidents.
  • Given the number of serious problems experienced in the GMDSS resulting from numerous, often accidental, false distress alerts, training will be provided to ensure the awareness and avoidance of unintentional transmission of false distress alerts, and the procedures which mitigate the effects of false distress alerts following unintentional transmission.

USCG Approval:
Any applicant who successfully completes your Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS) (Blended) (NOREMI-853) course will satisfy:
⦁ The GMDSS training requirements of 46 CFR 11.305(a)(3)(viii); 46 CFR 11.307(a)(3)(viii); 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(xv); 46 CFR 11.311(a)(3)(ix); 46 CFR 11.313(a)(3)(ix); 46 CFR 11.315(a)(3)(vi); and 46 CFR 11.319(a)(4)(ix); AND
⦁ The requirements of 46 CFR 11.604, to meet Section A-IV/2 of the STCW code as amended.

* Please note: The FCC does not approve courses in lieu of their exams.

If you need to apply for and obtain your FCC GMDSS Radio Operator Certificate, there will be a separate process for this, but Northeast Maritime Institute is an approved designated examiner for the FCC exams and can facilitate your exams online and submit your application for you. Please visit our FCC GMDSS Radio Operator Certificate page to find out more:

PRICE: $995.00 USD