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Basic Marine Electronics Installer and Basic NMEA 2000® Installer Online Training

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Basic MEI On Line Training

This is an introductory course in marine electronics installation that clarifies and defines competent installation practices. Topics include: Ohms law, grounds, battery and battery chargers, DC wiring, EMI, coaxial cables, antennas, AIS, marine VHF radios, transducers, radar, heading sensors and NMEA data interfacing.

Take the NMEA Basic Marine Electronics Installer Course

NMEA 2000 On Line Training
This installer training is primarily targeted for the beginner or those who have been installing NMEA 2000® but would like more information and more clarity on the standard and how it operates and should be installed. Topics will 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.

Take the NMEA 2000® Installer Training Course
These extensive training classes 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.
  • To protect the integrity of the credentials, NMEA no longer offers on-line testing.
  • 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”