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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:
1. 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.

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

692 Ritchie Highway, Suite 104
Severna Park, MD 21146


Course Training Registration Form


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 take a proctored renewal test. To protect the integrity of the credentials, NMEA no longer offers on-line testing.

The renewal test must be done and organized by the student at a local testing or proctoring facility such as a learning center or a local library. Proctoring can also be done at NMEA training events (see training schedule on the NMEA website), the NMEA National Office, and the NMEA Annual Conference & Expo.

When the student is ready to sit for the test, they must provide the proctoring facility information to the NMEA for verification and for sending the test materials to the proctor.  Please email proctoring location information to info@nmea.org and place in the subject line "NMEA Proctor Information”.

To renew your NMEA Installer credential, please click on the renewal form link below.

AMEI Renewal Form