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ABYC will offer certification course at NMEA

ABYC’s Fast Trac Marine Electrical Certification will be held the day before the start of the conference on Sept. 28.

For the first time, the National Marine Electronics Association and the American Boat and Yacht Council are teaming up at the 2015 NMEA Conference & Expo to provide member benefits for both organizations.

ABYC is offering a Fast Trac Marine Electrical Certification with significant discounts for NMEA and ABYC members and ABYC members will receive the same discounted conference registration pricing as NMEA members.

The NMEA conference will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 1 in Baltimore. ABYC’s Fast Trac Marine Electrical Certification will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. the day before the start of the conference on Sept. 28.

Unlike the customary ABYC education programming, which consists of a four-day class and a test, Fast Trac is an option in which most of the study is done independently. Registrants of the certification class will receive a free one-day pass to attend the NMEA conference.

"ABYC is pleased to have the opportunity to present our Fast Trac Marine Electrical Certification program in conjunction with the NMEA annual meeting in Baltimore this year,” ABYC vice president and educational director Ed Sherman said in a statement. “Additionally, ABYC is currently collaborating with the NMEA education committee on training initiatives that are sure to be industry game changers in 2016."

“We are thrilled that ABYC is deeply involved with our 2015 NMEA conference,” NMEA president and executive director Mark Reedenauer said. “The fact that ABYC is exhibiting, offering their Marine Electrical Certification and presenting an ABYC Standards Update at the conference indicates a huge positive step to the industry and the first of many that I see, moving into 2016.”

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