NMEA March 2023 Marine Electronics Installer Trainings


Feb 28, 2023

NMEA is excited to offer the following marine electronics installer training certification classes in the month of March. There will be a mixed offering of virtual and in person classes. Students are encouraged to sign up early as classes may sell out.

Register Here! 

March 2023:

Missouri: St Louis Airport Marriott, St Louis, MO
Start time 8AM Trainer: John Barry
March 7 – Basic Marine Electronics Installer (MEI)
March 8 – Basic NMEA 2000 Installer

March 2023 Virtual Training Event
Start Time 11AM EDT (UTC -4) Trainer: Kevin Boughton
March 15 – Basic Marine Electronics Installer (MEI)
March 16 – Basic NMEA 2000 Installer

Vancouver BC Canada, Westin Wall Centre @ Airport
Start Time 8AM Trainer: Johnny Lindstrom
March 28 – Basic Marine Electronics Installer (MEI)
March 29 – Basic NMEA 2000 Installer
March 30 – Advanced Marine Electronics Installer (AMEI)
March 31 – Advanced NMEA 2000 Installer Training

Below is an overview of each installer class NMEA offers to the industry.

Basic Marine Electronics Installer (MEI) –
This class will present the newcomer to marine electronics with the basic information to get started installing typical modern systems. The training will explain General Knowledge, Coaxial Cables, Antennas, Trolling Motors, Stereos, Shallow Water Anchors, LED Lighting,NMEA Data Interfacing, Marine VHF Radios, AIS, Displays & Boxes, Transducers, Radar, Heading Sensors, and EMI Basics.

Student must have taken and passed the NMEA DC Electrical Overview online course and test.

Basic NMEA 2000 Network Installer (BN2K) –
This class will present the newcomer with the basic information to get started installing NMEA 2000 networks. The training 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.


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 credential 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 Commissioning, Gyros & Satellite Compasses, Satellite Communications Antennas, VHF, SSB, AIS, and EMI.

Student must have taken and passed 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 and Actisense 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.


Student must have taken and passed the basic NMEA 2000 Installer Training class.

Register Here!

Questions? Contact NMEA, 410-975-9425 or info@nmea.org

Course materials are sent out in advance, please sign up early.

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