If your looking to take the ROC course it is only offered via Power Squadrons. Started in June to do the self study and after much searching, was informed by a local lower mainland Power Squadron rep that they do not allow an individual to challenge the course, which means paying the full price of the course to them. So if your like I, having thirty years of radio use your forced to attend two days of courses and spend the extra bucks to obtain a ROC. An alternative according to the ROC center is available to obtaining a RO? thru authorized learning centers, BCIT being one. After passing their course (Three days) it entitles usage of not only the VHF but additional communications equipment.