The SRC certificate, Short Range Certificate, is suitable for boats not subject to GMDSS for navigation within area A1.

It is among the other professional certificates (GOC, ROC, LRC) the easiest to obtain and it is the one most commonly used by yachtsmen who wish to operate with the DSC function of the marine VHF within the A1 area (30 miles from the coast).

It is possible to obtain the SRC certificate only after examination at the Ministry of Economic Development Communications Department in Rome, or through other authorized organizations.

It is not suitable for operation on GMDSS ships.
While there are two easier to obtain certificates for fishing vessels called VHF-RTF/DSC-EPIRB and MF-RTF/DSC-EPIRB