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NMEA Installer Training

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has established an extensive education and certification program.

NMEA Training events occur regionally around the USA, Canada, UK, and Europe. For all other parts of the world that NMEA does not train in a classroom setting, students can take the basic installer courses on line.

NMEA Training Courses Outline

2017 Installer Training Schedule

The training courses NMEA offers make up four single-day classes.

Day 1:   Basic Marine Electronics Installer Training (MEI)

Day 2:   Basic NMEA 2000 Network Training

Day 3:   Advanced Installer Training* (AMEI)

Day 4:   Advanced NMEA 2000 Installer Training**

NMEA members also get pricing discounts for taking more than one training class during the same session.

Single Student Multi-Day Discount

Single day NMEA member price:               $450 (exception- Advanced NMEA 2000 Installer- $650)

2 class member discount:                         $75 discount (Example: MEI and NMEA 2000 classes)

3 class member discount:                         $150 discount (Example: MEI, NMEA 2000 & AMEI)

4 class member discount:                         $225 discount (Attend all 4 training classes)

These discounts apply for single student NMEA member registrations only.

Multiple Student Company Discount

NMEA member companies that send 3 or more of their employees to a single class (example: 3 students employed by ABC Marine Electronics get sent to attend the NMEA 2000 class) get a 20 % discount  off each class.

Advanced MEI and Advanced NMEA2000 Pre-requisites:

There are 2 main pre-requisites for the Advanced Courses:

1.    Student must have taken and passed the basic course
2.    All students must have at least one year of field experience installing marine electronics before NMEA will issue an Advanced Certificate.
a.    If the student already does have this field experience, it needs to be verified in writing by the student's employer.
b.    If the student does not yet have this field experience (for example they are a new hire, graduate, new to the industry, or apprentice), they will be eligible for their Advanced Certificate exactly one year from the date of issue on the basic certificate

Please note that any student can take the Advanced classes and test at any time. As a marine electronics installer, field experience is the best independent teaching tool. 

This requirement eliminates the possibility of good test takers with no field experience.


Call 410-975-9425 or email info@nmea.org for additional information.

NMEA Training Classes Cancellation Policy:
NMEA understands that circumstances may arise that cause you to cancel your training class registration. A request for refund must be made in writing with an explanation included.

The student has the following options:
Apply the funds paid towards a future training class within the same calendar year.
Request a refund (a cancellation fee of $50 will apply).

NMEA reserves the right to cancel a class based on minimum enrollment, instructor availability, or extreme weather circumstances. 

If NMEA cancels the class, you will be issued a full refund (no cancellation fee will be applied).

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