June 29, 2023
NMEA will offer all of our marine electronics installer training certification classes for the remainder of the summer. Please register early at the link below as these classes are anticipated to sell out!
July 2023 Virtual Training Event
Start Time 3PM EDT (UTC -4)
July 19 – Basic Marine Electronics Installer (MEI)
July 20 – Basic NMEA 2000 Installer
August 2023 IN PERSON Event (Not Virtual)
Manatee Technical College, Bradenton FL
Start Time 8AM
August 8 – Basic Marine Electronics Installer (MEI)
August 9 – Basic NMEA 2000 Installer
August 10 – Advanced Marine Electronics Installer (AMEI)
August 11 – Advanced NMEA 2000 Installer Training
August 2023 Virtual Training Event
Start Time 11AM EDT (UTC -4)
August 30 – Basic Marine Electronics Installer (MEI)
August 31 – Basic NMEA 2000 Installer
September 2023 IN PERSON Event (Not Virtual)
Doubletree Universal Hotel, Orlando FL
Start Time 8AM
September 18 – Basic Marine Electronics Installer (MEI)
September 19 – Basic NMEA 2000 Installer
September 21 – Advanced Marine Electronics Installer (AMEI)
September 22 – Advanced NMEA 2000 Installer
In person courses run from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with lunch included and an exam at the end of each session.
Basic Marine Electronics Installer (MEI) –
The Basic Marine Electronics Installer Course is suitable for marine electronic installers, engine mechanics, boat builders, riggers, product designers, surveyors, etc. This is an introductory course in marine electronics installation that clarifies and defines competent installation practices. This course is offered both in person and on line. An MEI certificate is an indication of a working knowledge of NMEA’s 0400 Installation Standard. The MEI Training class includes all of the following installation topics and subjects: General Knowledge, Coaxial Cable Installations, Antenna Installations, Marine VHF Installations, Automatic Identification System (AIS) Installations, Displays & Black Box Installations, Trolling Motor Installations, Marine Stereo Installations, Transducer Installations, Heading Sensor Installations, LED Lighting Installations, NMEA Data Interfacing, EMI Troubleshooting, and Radar Installations.
Basic NMEA 2000 Network Installer (N2K) –
This course covers the following topics: Cables, Connectors, Specifications Physical Planning & Documentation, Power Sources & Distribution, Voltage Drop Calculations, Data Messages (Parameter Group Numbers), Connecting to Other Data Sources, Network Setup, and Troubleshooting. Students will be guided through building a basic NMEA 2000 network at the conclusion of the training course.
Advanced Marine Electronics Installer (AMEI) –
This advanced installer class is designed for the Marine Electronics Installer (MEI) who wishes to achieve competency in advanced topic areas and concepts. An Advanced MEI certificate is an indication that a mid-level installer has a working knowledge regarding commissioning of a boat and installing more complex marine electronic devices. The program will go in depth on proper installation of Computers, Ethernet, NMEA 0183, Autopilots, Radar, Gyros & Satellite Compasses, Satellite Communications Antennas, VHF & DSC, Single Sideband, AIS, and EMI.
Pre-requisite: Student must have taken the basic MEI Installer Training class.
Advanced NMEA 2000 Network Installer (AN2K) –
The NMEA2000 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” and the included 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, Simrad, Raymarine, Maretron, Actisense and Airmar, including multi-function displays (MFDs), Instruments and sensors of the same function which require instancing. Most importantly, 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.
Pre-requisite: Student must have taken the basic NMEA 2000 Installer Training class.
Pricing for the Basic MEI, Basic NMEA 2000 and AMEI training courses are $450 member / $650 non-member
Pricing for the Advanced NMEA 2000 training course is $650 member / $850 non-member
Questions? Contact Cindy Love, 410-975-9425 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Course materials are sent out in advance, please sign up early.