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ADVANCED MARINE ELECTRONICS INSTALLER

What is the Advanced Marine Electronics Installer Program?

The Advanced Marine Electronics Course has being recently revised and expanded.  It is designed for the Marine Electronics Installer (MEI) who wishes to achieve competency in advanced topic areas and concepts. An Advanced MEI certificate is an indication that a mid-level technician has a working knowledge regarding commissioning of a boat and troubleshooting marine electronic devices under supervision of a Certified Marine Electronics Technician (CMET).

Advanced Marine Electronics Installer Course

Topics include: Marine Computer Installations, Data & Ethernet, Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), VHF, DSC, SSB, Non-Magnetic Heading Sensors, Antenna Placement / Satellite Communications, AIS, Radar and Autopilot.

Course Materials Included with Registration: NMEA 0400 Installation Standards version 4.00 and supplemental course materials.

Pre-requisite:
There are 2 main pre-requisites for the AMEI Course:

     Student must have taken and passed the basic MEI course
2.    All students must have at least one year of field experience installing marine electronics before NMEA will issue an AMEI 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 AMEI Certificate exactly one year from the date of issue on the MEI certificate

Please note that any student can take the AMEI class 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.

Passing Score: 80%
Cost: $450 Member, $650 Non-member

NMEA Training Classes Cancellation Policy:

NMEA strives to prepare well in advance for training classes to assure the best student learning experience. We base the classroom selection and lunch delivery on enrollment size. If unforeseen circumstances occur (death, serious illness) the class can be cancelled and refunded at no charge. Otherwise, there is no full refund. The cancellation policy is as follows:

Outside of 2 weeks before training date- Refund less $100 cancellation fee
Students may cancel outside of 2 weeks (for any reason) prior to the class start date. The cancellation fee is $100.

Inside of 2 weeks before training date- Refund less $200 cancellation fee
Students may cancel inside of 2 weeks (for any reason) prior to the class start date. The cancellation fee is $200.

No shows
Students that do not show up without any notice to NMEA will not be eligible for a refund.

NMEA will not be responsible for any expenses associated with the cancellation of a training course.

A 20% discount per class will be offered to NMEA member companies who register three or more employees at any one training event.
-Single student registrations who register for 2 days: discount is $75, 3 days: discount is $150, 4 days: discount is $225.

To apply, Please must submit registration form, fee and verification of experience to:

NMEA
Education Department
692 Ritchie Highway, Suite 104
Severna Park, MD 21146
PH: (410) 975-9425
Fax: (410) 975-9450

info@nmea.org

On-line Advanced Marine Electronics Installer Course

  • This extensive training class usually takes students 4 to 6 hours to complete. This is the same training material that is taught in our classroom session. There are roughly 140 PowerPoint slides which you can download and keep. You can save your progress and exit, then come back to complete if needed.
  • Skipping sections is not allowed.
  • There is a 50 question test at the end of the course.
  • A downloadable certificate will be awarded for passing grades of 80% or higher. 
  • This course is designed for the Marine Electronics Installer (MEI) who wishes to achieve competency in advanced topic areas and concepts. An Advanced MEI certificate is an indication that a mid-level technician has a working knowledge regarding commissioning of a boat and troubleshooting marine electronic devices under supervision of a Certified Marine Electronics Technician (CMET).

Topics include: Marine Computer Installations, Data & Ethernet, Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), VHF, DSC, SSB, Non-Magnetic Heading Sensors, Antenna Placement / Satellite Communications, AIS, Radar and Autopilot. Students must have passed the MEI course before taking the AMEI.

NMEA members (or people who join as new members on the nmea.org website) who pass the MEI or AMEI online courses get the electronic version of the 0400 Installation Standard (320 page document) FREE after course completion. The NMEA staff will verify your membership and send out an electronic copy of the 0400 Installation Standard.

Non-members who pass the course can purchase the 0400 Installation Standard at the price of $300. Please email info@nmea.org if you wish to purchase.

Where?

You must take the Advanced MEI course at a location nearest you or register for our on-line training.

Course Training Registration Form

Click here for on-line training registration

Benefits

  • You and your employer can market your NMEA training to customers—old and new—as an indication of your professional expertise.
  • Your NMEA training will serve as a "reference" for future employers.
  • Complimentary subscription to the Marine Electronics Journal to AMEIs who are NMEA members.

Renewal

•    All renewals are $50 for members and $100 for non-members
•    All renewal applicants will receive a 25 question renewal exam link via email
•    After payment is received, the link to take the renewal exam will be emailed
•    Renewals no longer require proctoring

AMEI Renewals
•    A 25 question renewal test is required every 3 years.
•    A minimum 80% passing score is required.
•    Certificate is good for two years.

2017 AMEI Renewal Form