NMEA ABYC Training


July 29, 2016

NMEA and ABYC will be offering their new combined training event at the NMEA Conference from September 19 – 22. These four-day training events 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.

Where & When:

Naples, FL:

September 19 – 22

NMEA Conference and Expo

Naples Grande Beach Resort  

475 Seagate Dr., Naples, FL 34103



Member*: $1195

Non-Member: $1695

*Paid membership is required with either ABYC or NMEA for member pricing.

Course Includes:

3 Certifications: ABYC Electrical, NMEA Marine Electronics Installer, NMEA 2000 Network

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 & Testin

Study Materials for each course.

Courses run from 8:30am – 4:00pm each day

Lunch will be served all four days.

Course Descriptions:

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

Course Materials Included with Registration: 

(2) Pre-recorded Webinars

ABYC Electrical Certification Study Guide

NMEA Marine Electronics Installer (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, Class B AIS, marine VHF radios, transducers, radar, heading sensors and NMEA data interfacing. 

Course Materials Included with Registration: 

NMEA 0400 Installation Standard Version 4.00

Color Presentation Slide Handout

NMEA 2000 Network Installer 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 course 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. 

Course Materials Included with Registration: 

Excerpt from NMEA 0400 Installation Standard

Color Presentation Slide Handout

For more information:

ABYC:                  Sandy Brown

Phone:                410-990-4460 ext.101



NMEA:                 Debbie Compere

Phone:                410-975-9425     




To register:


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