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Advanced NMEA 2000® Installer Training

The NMEA 2000® advanced course focuses on installations, setup, and diagnostic troubleshooting of moderately complex NMEA 2000® networks. The class consists of a PowerPoint presentation followed by "hands-on” training and a class lunch. Students split into small groups at classroom work stations equipped with NMEA 2000® networks. The purpose of the hands-on portion is to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in the ability to build, configure, backup network files, and evaluate network conditions using the diagnostic tools shown in the class.  The training class features NMEA 2000® certified products from  major manufacturers such as Furuno, Garmin, Navico, Raymarine, Maretron, and Actisense - including multi-function displays (MFDs), instruments and sensors of the same function which require instancing. This allows students to get familiar with the diagnostic tools used in the training and offered to students at special reduced pricing from the NMEA. Please note there is absolutely no outside test equipment allowed in the class by students.

There are 2 main pre-requisites for the Advanced NMEA 2000® Installer Training:

1. Student must have taken and passed the NMEA 2000® course.

2. All students must have at least one year of field experience installing marine electronics before NMEA will issue an Advanced NMEA 2000® 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 Advanced NMEA2000 Credential exactly one year from the date of issue on the NMEA2000® Credential.
Please note that any student can take the Advanced NMEA2000® 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: $650 Member, $850 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:

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



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.