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National Marine Electronics Association
Advanced Marine Electronics Installer Course

The Advanced Marine Electronics Installer Training (AMEI) is for the Marine Electronics Installer (MEI) who wishes to achieve competency in advanced topic areas and concepts. An Advanced MEI credential 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 Installations, Non-Magnetic Heading Sensor Installation, Antenna Placement / Satellite Communications, AIS, Radar and Autopilot Installations.

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

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 credential.  
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 credential exactly one year from the date of issue on the MEI credential.

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.

Course Training Registration Form

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

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


AMEI Renewal

Effective May 1st 2018, all individuals who take NMEA Installer Training classes (basic and advanced) will have their credential good for five (5) years from the date of issue.  NMEA will contact each individual 12 months prior to their particular credential’s expiration as a reminder to renew. 

The renewal procedure requires the individual to attend (or repeat) the particular training class or classes at the five (5) year mark at 50% off the NMEA member price. The individual must notify NMEA of which training class location they plan to attend based on the NMEA published Training Schedule, which can be found on the NMEA website. Upon payment, NMEA will email the current training material for the class or classes that are needed for renewal. 

•    Basic Renewals can be done by attending a review & testing single day event (1/2 day Basic MEI and 1/2 day Basic NMEA 2000).
•    Advanced Renewals require a full day for each credential, either AMEI or Advanced NMEA 2000.

AMEI Renewal Form