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Basic NMEA 2000® Installer Training

The Basic NMEA 2000® Installer Training is primarily targeted for the beginner or those who have been installing NMEA 2000® but would like more information, clarity, and an opportunity to share ideas with others who have installed NMEA 2000® networks. 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 may 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: Basic NMEA 2000® course materials and excerpt from 0400 Installation Standards.

Pre-requisite: None.

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 or 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.

Please submit registration form and fee to:

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

On-line Basic NMEA 2000® Installer Training

This is an introductory course that clarifies and defines competent installation practices. 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 is not intended to teach programming nor to be training for manufacturing developers.

  • This extensive training class usually takes students 4 to 6 hours to complete and covers the same PowerPoint training material that is taught in the NMEA classroom sessions.
  • All students get to download the NMEA 0400 Installation Standard and the 140 slide presentation after completion of the on line training.
  • You can save your progress by clicking save in the top right corner, and come back to complete at a later time if needed; however, skipping sections is not allowed.
  • There is a 10 question on-line quiz at the end of the course to prepare you for the 50 question test.
  • The testing portion of this training 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.
  • The test cannot be completed on-line as NMEA has no control over the test taker. This helps to preserve the integrity and status of the basic NMEA installer credentials.
  • 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”.

Where?

For the Basic MEI course, you can choose to enroll in a class nearest you or you may also choose to do our on-line training.

Training Schedule

Course Training Registration Form

Benefits

  • You and your employer can market your NMEA training to customers—old and new—as an indication of your professional expertise.
  • Your NMEA training will serve as a "reference" for future employers.
  • Complimentary subscription to the Marine Electronics Journal for all MEIs who are NMEA members.

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 take a proctored renewal test. This test can no longer be completed on-line as NMEA has no control over the test taker. This helps to preserve the integrity and status of the NMEA installer credentials.

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.

NMEA 2000 Installer Renewal Form