June 26, 2018

ABYC NMEA LogoFeaturing Ed Sherman as presenter, this four-day training event is a great opportunity for those wishing to upgrade their credentials. 

The four days of sessions will focus two of the days on ABYC marine electrical standards and training, and two days on NMEA marine electronics standards and training. This will be the marine industry’s premier training event specifically designed as a one-stop shop for boat builders, installers, technicians, marine mechanics and surveyors to get trained on ABYC and NMEA standards.

The sessions will be held from August 21 - 24 2018, 8:30 Am - 5:00 PM at Schneider Electric, 3700 Gilmore Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 4M1.

Course Includes:
• 3 Certifications: ABYC Electrical, NMEA Marine Electronics Installer, NMEA 2000® Network
• Study Materials for each course.
• Lunch will be served all four days.

• Day one—ABYC Marine Electrical Certification Training
• Day two—ABYC Marine Electrical Review & Exam
• Day three—NMEA Marine Electronics Installer (MEI) Training & Testing
• Day four—NMEA 2000® Network Installer Training & Testing

ABYC Marine Electrical Certification
This certification is geared toward marine electricians with broad experience in both troubleshooting and equipment installations, both AC and DC. The certification covers key areas from twelve different knowledge areas as follows:

• Basic electrical fundamentals
• Cable installation and termination
• Maintaining and installing battery systems
• Battery charging systems
• Inverter installation and troubleshooting
• AC shore power systems
• AC generators
• AC panel boards
• DC panel boards
• AC components
• DC components
• Safety equipment

As part of this concentrated course, two webinars are provided to help guide you along the way.

• Member*: $1195

• Non-Member: $1695

*Paid membership is required with either ABYC or NMEA for member pricing.
For more information, contact David Broadbent, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 410-990-4460 x 119.


The Marine Electronics Installer

Established in 2004 to encourage a high level of professional expertise in entry-level and mid-level technicians and to lead them to seek Certified Marine Electronic Technician (CMET) status. Basic Marine Electronics Installer Course MEI - Recently updated with the most current information available! This training is suitable for installers, product designers, surveyors, etc. 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. Course Materials Included with Registration: NMEA 0400 Installation Standards version 4.00 and supplemental course materials.

NMEA 2000® Network Course

Primarily targeted for the beginner or those who have been installing NMEA 2000® but would like more information, more clarity and an opportunity to share ideas with others who have installed NMEA 2000® networks. The course provides information beyond the NMEA 0400 Installation Standard or the MEI and Advanced MEI Training. NMEA 2000® Network Course 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. Course Materials Included with Registration: NMEA 2000® course materials and excerpt from 0400 Installation Standards.

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