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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 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 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 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:

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


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

2017 AMEI Renewal Form

AMEI On Line Training is available provided that the student has passed the basic MEI training. Please email info@nmea.org for more information on the AMEI on line training.  The cost is $299.