• FAQ

    You must register via a GMDSS examination centre. 

    The practical exam takes place on the equipment used by the candidate during his or her training. 

    There is a €73.39 registration fee, which is non-refundable. 

    In case of an annulment more than one week before the exam or upon presentation of a medical certificate, the registration fee can be moved to another date. 

    To pass, one must obtain 50% of the points for each subject and 60% in total. No exoneration will be granted for the practical part. 

    In case of a re-examination, an exemption is only granted for the theoretical parts for which the candidate obtained 70% or more and if the candidate does so within one year after the original examination. 

    In the event of a re-examination, the practical part must always be redone.
     

  • FAQ

    There are several examination levels, from beginner to advanced.

    • For beginners: 

    Examination C (basic operator certificate) consists of 30 multiple choice questions on the subject matters covered by the manual. 
    A correct answer scores 1 point; a wrong answer or a lack of answer scores 0 point. To pass the exam one has to score 80%. 
    No exemptions are granted on the subject matters.
    To take this exam, you must hold a certificate confirming that you passed a practical test organised by a radio amateur association recognised by the IBPT.

    • For novices: 

    Examination B (novice operator certificate) consists of 38 multiple choice questions on the subject matters covered by the manual (20 questions on the technical aspects, 10 questions on the legislation and 8 questions on the procedures).
    A correct answer scores 1 point; a wrong or a lack of answer scores 0 point. To pass the exam one has to score at least 50% for each component. 
    No exemptions are granted on subject matters.

    • For experts: 

    Examination A (HAREC operator certificate) consists of 48 multiple choice questions on the subject matters covered by the manual (30 questions on the technical aspects, 10 questions on the legislation and 8 questions on the procedures).
    A correct answer scores 1 point; a wrong or a lack of answer scores 0 point. To pass the exam one has to score at least 50% for each component. 
    No exemptions are granted on subject matters.

  • FAQ

    Access to the examination room is only granted upon presentation of your ID card.

    • The VHF examination consists of 20 multiple choice questions about the subject matter covered by the preparation manual for the examination to obtain the radiotelephone operator’s restricted certificate. To pass the exam one has to score 60%. No exemptions are granted on the subject matter.
      If you wish a printed version of the VHF manual, please transfer €5 on the account IBAN BE68 6791 7078 16 34 (BIC: PCHQBEBB) with the communication “VHF Manual” and send a copy of the proof of payment per e-mail to maritime@ibpt.be.
    • The SRC examination consists of 33 multiple choice questions (23 SRC and 10 VHF) about the subject matters covered by the examination programme. To pass the exam one has to score 60% for each subject matter. No exemptions are granted on subject matters.

  • FAQ

    Send an e-mail to examen@ibpt.be with your last name, first name, postal details (address), your phone number and a copy of both sides of your ID card.

    If you wish to take a level C exam, please enclose the certificate of achievement of a practical test organised by a recognised association.

    Our department will contact you to propose examination dates.

    Please note that you must be at least 12 years old to take an exam.

  • FAQ

    This information is described in the radio amateur frequency plan table which is based on a decision of the BIPT.

  • FAQ

    These changes only concern sales by professionals  to private individuals (B2C).

    Example: an online purchase by a Belgian consumer on a Chinese platform. 

    • The purchaser must pay the VAT on all goods imported in the EU from third countries.
    • For goods up to €150 bought online from outside the EU, the purchaser shall pay the VAT during the purchase if the seller is registered in the new import one-stop shop (IOSS).
    • If the seller is not registered in the IOSS or if the purchase amount exceeds €150, the purchaser will in principle pay the VAT to the courier during the delivery.

    To avoid any surprises, please check carefully from whom you are purchasing, especially if the VAT and the import duty are included in the selling price. Check your order and your invoice!

    All you need to know about the new VAT e-commerce rules (Information for consumers in the EU).

    More info avaliable on the website of the Federal  Public Service FINANCE:

  • FAQ

    Belgium missed two European deadlines for the 5G roll-out in 2020: 30 June 2020, the date set for allowing the use of 5G in the 700 MHz band and 30 December 2020, the deadline for 3400-3800 MHz and at least 1 GHz in the 26 GHz band (provided there is sufficient demand from the market, which is not the case in Belgium today).

    Most European countries did make the 5G pioneer bands available:

      700 MHz 3400 – 3800 MHz
    Cyprus December 2020 December 2020
    Denmark March 2019 December 2020
    Germany Juin 2015 June 2019
    Estonia   December 2020
    Finland November 2016  October 2018
    France Novembre 2015 October 2020
    Greece December 2020 December 2020
    Hungary April 2020 April 2020
    Irland   May 2017
    Italy October 2018 October 2018
    Latvia   September 2018
    Luxembourg August 2020  August 2020
    The Netherlands July 2020  
    Norway June 2019  
    Austria September 2020  March  2019
    Slovakia December 2020 July 2017
    Espagne   July 2018
    Czech Republic January 2021 January 2021
    The United Kingdom July 2020  April 2018
    Sweden December 2018 December 2019
    Switzerland June 2019 January 2019

  • FAQ

    You must send us your station authorisation back so that we can deactivate it and so that your vessel can be deleted from international databases.

    Please send it to:

    BIPT
    Maritime Department
    Ellipse Building C
    Boulevard du Roi Albert II 35 Box 1
    1030 Brussels (Belgium)

  • FAQ

    On 1 January 2021 current relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom will come to an end, whether a partnership agreement is concluded or not.

    Starting from 1 January 2021 the United Kingdom (UK) will be treated as a non-EU country for customs purposes.

    Parcels from and to the United Kingdom will have to follow the same procedure as that applied to third countries (non-EU countries), such as Canada or the United States. This means that these parcels must be accompanied by a customs form, which is necessary to be processed through customs.

    For more information, we advise you to contact the Brexit Call Centre of the General Administration of Customs & Excise Duties. This contact centre is available from Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at the phone number 0257/55.555.

  • FAQ

    Yes, it is. An application form is available. The aeronautical authorisation is charged: € 19,05 to pay on the account of BIPT: IBAN BE68 6791 7078 1634 (BIC : PCHQBEBB), with the reference “Aeronautical authorisation”.

    You must enclose:

    • the copy of the proof of the payment of € 19,05;
    • In case of an application on behalf of a company or association, a copy of the articles of association.

    Please note that you can not use that authorisation on the ground. You must always use the call sign of the aircraft containing the portable radio. Your radio must bear the CE marking and must be accompanied by the EU declaration of conformity. It must also operate on 8.33 kHz.

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