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National Marine Electronics Association


Electrical & electronics installers can earn
3 certifications in 4 days!


NMEA is pleased to announce several joint training ventures with The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC). These four-day training events will focus two of the days on ABYC marine electrical standards and training, and two days on NMEA marine electronics standards and training. These will be the marine industry’s premier training events specifically designed as a one-stop shop for boat builders, installers, technicians, marine mechanics and surveyors to get trained on ABYC and NMEA standards.

The four-day training classes will consist of:

Day one—ABYC Marine Electrical Certification Training
Day two—ABYC Marine Electrical Review & Exam
Day three—NMEA Marine Electronics Installer (MEI) Training & Testing
Day four—NMEA 2000 Network Installer Training & Testing

Pricing:

Member*: $1195

Non-Member: $1695

*Paid membership is required with either ABYC or NMEA for member pricing.

Course Includes:

3 Certifications: ABYC Electrical, NMEA Marine Electronics Installer, NMEA 2000 Network

Study Materials for each course.

Lunch will be served all four days.

Upcoming Locations:

2017

Sarasota, FL
Tuesday, May 9 - Friday, May 12, 2017
8:30-5pm
Location:
Suncoast Technical College
4748 Beneva Rd, Classroom 5-108A
Sarasota, FL 3423


Bellevue, WA
Tuesday, September 26 - Friday, September 29, 2017
8:30-5pm
Location:
Hilton Bellevue 
300 112th Ave. SE
Bellevue, WA 98004


East Greenwich, RI
Tuesday, November 28 - Friday, December 1, 2017
8:30-5pm
Location:
New England Institute of Technology
1 New England Tech Blvd.
East Greenwich, RI 02818

Course Descriptions:

ABYC Marine Electrical Certification
This certification is geared toward marine electricians with broad experience in both troubleshooting and equipment installations, both AC and DC. The certification covers key areas from twelve different knowledge areas as follows:

     Basic electrical fundamentals
     Cable installation and termination
     Maintaining and installing battery systems
     Battery charging systems
     Inverter installation and troubleshooting
     AC shore power systems
     AC generators
     AC panel boards
     DC panel boards
     AC components
     DC components
     Safety equipment

Course Materials Included with Registration:

(2) Pre-recorded Webinars
ABYC Electrical Certification Study Guide

NMEA Marine Electronics Installer (MEI)
Recently updated with the most current information available! This training is suitable for installers, product designers, surveyors, etc. This is an introductory course in marine electronics installation that clarifies and defines competent installation practices. Topics include: Ohms law, grounds, battery and battery chargers, DC wiring, EMI, coaxial cables, antennas, Class B AIS, marine VHF radios, transducers, radar, heading sensors and NMEA data interfacing.

Course Materials Included with Registration:

NMEA 0400 Installation Standard Version 4.00
Color Presentation Slide Handout

NMEA 2000 Network Installer Course
Primarily targeted for the beginner or those who have been installing NMEA 2000® but would like more information, more clarity and an opportunity to share ideas with others who have installed NMEA 2000® networks. The course provides information beyond the NMEA 0400 Installation Standard or the MEI and Advanced MEI Training. NMEA 2000® Network Course Topics include: cables, connectors, specifications, physical planning and documentation, power sources and distribution, voltage drop calculations, data messages (parameter group numbers), connecting to other data sources, network setup and troubleshooting. You will take from this class the near-term and long-term benefits of NMEA 2000® certified equipment, accepted installation practices for NMEA 2000® backbone cable and products, including selection of cable, power application point, and alternatives that make it work best. You will also have sufficient working knowledge of NMEA 2000® so you can successfully troubleshoot problems when they arise and correctly identify/repair/replace the faulty device(s) or network cabling problems. This course is not intended to teach programming nor to be training for manufacturing developers. Course Materials Included with Registration: NMEA 2000® course materials and excerpt from 0400 Installation Standards.
 
Course Materials Included with Registration:

Excerpt from NMEA 0400 Installation Standard
Color Presentation Slide Handout


For more information, contact either association:
NMEA - Debbie Compere
Phone:                410-975-9425410-975-9425
Email:                  info@nmea.org
Web:                   https://www.nmea.org/content/Traincert/abycnmea_training.asp

ABYC - Sandy Brown
Phone:                410-990-4460410-990-4460 ext. 101
Email:                  sbrown@abycinc.org
Web:                   http://abycinc.org/abycnmeacombinedtraining