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2022 NMEA Benefits of Membership by Category

The NMEA strives to provide all members excellent benefits based on membership category to those in the marine industry.
 
NMEA Memberships are annual and run from January to December. Dues are not prorated.
 


MASTER-DEALER NMEA dealers with a storefront / showroom and a facility for troubleshooting and repair of marine electronics. Master Dealers should have basic inventory of necessary parts available to facilitate quick installation or repair when possible. Master Dealers must have at least one Certified Marine Electronics Technician (CMET) or National Marine Electronics Technician (NMET) on staff and meet requirements for technical education. Master Dealers must buy direct from at least four NMEA Manufacturer Member companies which includes navigation and/or communications equipment.  Additional requirements are detailed in the Master Dealer Application.

A Master Dealer application must be filled out annually and verified by NMEA staff.

Click here for the Master Dealer Application

Annual Fee:   New Member $500        Renewal $375

Specific Category benefits (included with dues)
  • Four (4) FREE trainings per year at a scheduled training event. (Must register 2 weeks in advance, otherwise the normal NMEA member rate applies.)
  • Four (4) FREE training renewals
  • Two (2) FREE NMEA conference registrations
  • Manufacturer discount coupons (Master Dealer Coupons)
  • NMEA Master Dealer listing on www.nmea.org
  • NMEA Dealer listing in Marine Electronics Journal Buyers Guide
  • Marine Electronics Journal Magazine Subscription
  • Member discounts on NMEA training, standards, and conference registration


DEALER A marine electronics business that routinely provides sales, service, and installation of marine electronics. The primary business activity and source of income for a NMEA Dealer member must be from the following three activities: marine electronics sales, installation, and service.
The business must utilize a currently certified NMEA Basic Marine Electronics Installer (MEI) for installations

Annual Fee:     New Member $475        Renewal $300

Specific Category benefits (included with dues)
  • Three (3) free trainings per year at a scheduled training event. (Must register 2 weeks in advance, otherwise the normal NMEA member rate applies.)
  • One (1) free conference registration
  • One (1) free CMET/NMET exam per year (as an invite to move further towards a master dealer)
  • NMEA Dealer listing on www.nmea.org
  • NMEA Dealer listing in Marine Electronics Journal Buyers Guide
  • Marine Electronics Journal Magazine Subscription
  • Member discounts on NMEA training, standards, and conference registration


TRADE -  Boat & Engine Dealers, Retailers (in store and on-line), Distributors, Resellers, Boatyards, Marinas, Independent Installers, Industry Sales Representatives, Marine Surveyors who are involved with the marine electronics industry

Annual Fee:     New Member $450        Renewal $250

Specific Category benefits (included with dues)
  • One (1) FREE training per year at a scheduled training event. (Must register 2 weeks in advance, otherwise the normal NMEA member rate applies.)
  • One (1) FREE annual conference full registration
  • NMEA Trade listing on www.nmea.org
  • NMEA Trade listing in Marine Electronics Journal Buyers Guide
  • Marine Electronics Journal Subscription
  • Member discounts on NMEA training, standards, and conference registration


ASSOCIATE - Press, Media, Academia, Government, or any individual, with a general interest in the marine electronics industry, but not qualifying to become a member in any other class of NMEA membership. Associate members do not have voting rights in association matters.
Note: If an individual has a company, they must register in another membership category such as trade in order for the company to be listed.
Associate memberships do not qualify for member discounts on interface standard purchases (NMEA 0183, NMEA 2000, OneNet)

Annual Fee:   New Member $255        Renewal $175

Specific Category benefits (included with dues)
  • NMEA listing on www.nmea.org
  • NMEA listing in Marine Electronics Journal Buyers Guide
  • Marine Electronics Journal Subscription
  • Member discounts on NMEA training, standards, and conference registration


BOAT BUILDER A boat or ship building facility that routinely installs marine electronics.

Annual Fee:     New Member $675      Renewal $550

Specific Category benefits (included with dues)
  • Eligible for five (5) FREE trainings per year at a scheduled NMEA training event. (Must register 2 weeks in advance, otherwise the normal NMEA member rate applies).
  • If a boat builder company has 10 employees or more needing installer training, NMEA will come to your facility and conduct trainings at $100 per employee, per day, providing that the boat builder covers the instructors travel costs.
  • Marine Electronics Journal Subscription
  • Member discounts on NMEA training, standards, and conference registration
  • NMEA listing on www.nmea.org
  • NMEA listing in Marine Electronics Journal Buyers Guide


MANUFACTURER   A business involved directly in the manufacture of marine electronic equipment, software, apps, and/or supplies. Manufacturer membership levels are based on the amount of company employees.
 
MANUFACTURER LEVEL 1- (1-10 Employees)

Annual Fee:     New Member $825        Renewal $695

Specific Category benefits (included with dues)
  • Discounted exhibit space offered at NMEA Conference. (Only manufacturer members can exhibit at the NMEA Conference)
  • $500 travel credit for attending 2019 NMEA Standards Meetings (OneNet, NMEA 2000, 0183, limited to 1 employee per company)
  • NMEA Installer Training (NMEA 2000, MEI, AMEI, and Advanced NMEA 2000) offered to your employees at no charge either at a NMEA scheduled training event or manufacturer facility. Manufacturers must register 2 weeks in advance for planning purposes and class size restrictions. For training registrations inside of 2 weeks, the NMEA member rate applies. 
    Manufacturer on-site training offers are limited to the continental USA. (Outside this area, virtual on-line training is available) Manufacturer training is offered once per calendar year, at a mutually agreeable time & location, either at a NMEA scheduled training venue or the manufacturer facility. See NMEA training schedule at www.nmea.org
  • Member discounts on NMEA standards purchases
  • NMEA member listing on NMEA website NMEA Dealer listing in Marine Electronics Journal Buyers Guide
  • NMEA job postings on NMEA website
  • Marine Electronics Journal Subscription
 
MANUFACTURER LEVEL 2- (11-49 Employees)

Annual Fee:     New Member $1380      Renewal $1195

Specific Category benefits (included with dues)
  • Discounted exhibit space offered at NMEA Conference. (Only manufacturer members can exhibit at the NMEA Conference)
  • $500 travel credit for attending 2019 NMEA Standards Meetings (OneNet, NMEA 2000, 0183, limited to 1 employee per company)
  • NMEA Installer Training (NMEA 2000, MEI, AMEI, and Advanced NMEA 2000) offered to your employees at no charge either at a NMEA scheduled training event or manufacturer facility. Manufacturers must register 2 weeks in advance for planning purposes and class size restrictions. For training registrations inside of 2 weeks, the NMEA member rate applies. 
    Manufacturer on-site training offers are limited to the continental USA. (Outside this area, virtual on-line training is available) Manufacturer training is offered once per calendar year, at a mutually agreeable time & location, either at a NMEA scheduled training venue or the manufacturer facility. See NMEA training schedule at www.nmea.org
  • Member discounts on NMEA standards purchases
  • NMEA member listing on NMEA website
  • NMEA Dealer listing in Marine Electronics Journal Buyers Guide
  • NMEA job postings on NMEA website
  • Marine Electronics Journal Subscription
 
MANUFACTURER LEVEL 3- (50+ Employees)

Annual Fee:     New Member $1925      Renewal $1795

Specific Category benefits (included with dues)
  • 4 hour manufacturer training session on the Monday or Friday of the annual NMEA Conference. This is offered to all NMEA Manufacturer Level 3 members on a first come first serve basis, contingent on space availability. Reserving this space begins the same date and time as the opening of the NMEA conference exhibit sales.  Food and beverage is included.Discounted exhibit space offered at NMEA Conference. (Only manufacturer members can exhibit at the NMEA Conference)
  • $500 travel credit for attending 2019 NMEA Standards Meetings (OneNet, NMEA 2000, 0183, limited to 1 employee per company)
  • NMEA Installer Training (NMEA 2000, MEI, AMEI, and Advanced NMEA 2000) offered to your employees at no charge either at a NMEA scheduled training event or manufacturer facility. Manufacturers must register 2 weeks in advance for planning purposes and class size restrictions. For training registrations inside of 2 weeks, the NMEA member rate applies.
    Manufacturer on-site training offers are limited to the continental USA. (Outside this area, virtual on-line training is available) Manufacturer training is offered once per calendar year, at a mutually agreeable time & location, either at a NMEA scheduled training venue or the manufacturer facility. See NMEA training schedule at www.nmea.org
  • Member discounts on NMEA standards purchases
  • NMEA member listing on NMEA website
  • NMEA Dealer listing in Marine Electronics Journal Buyers Guide
  • NMEA job postings on NMEA website
  • Marine Electronics Journal Subscription

MANUFACTURER ADDITIONAL BRANDS  (must accompany a manufacturer membership)


Annual Fee:

New Member $395 for each additional brand

Renewal $195 for each additional brand.

This allows multiple brands all owned by the same parent company / manufacturer to have a NMEA Membership.

All these member benefits may change at any time as directed by the NMEA membership committee and Board of Directors.
 
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