ABYC offers certification program on DVD

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The American Boat and Yacht Council has released the newest self-study, DVD-based Electrical Certification program for the marine industry’s work force, in partnership with the Ken Cook Co., an ISO-certified provider of technical publications.

The new distance-learning course is intended to substantially lower the overall cost for marine technicians to become ABYC-certified.

“This self-study course makes economic sense for service technicians, boatyards, manufacturers, dealerships and for anyone who is located in remote locations,” ABYC president Skip Burdon said in a statement. “Any company selling boats to the North American market needs to have an experienced technical employee take this course. By learning and studying at their own pace at work or at home, the work force can now immediately apply their newly acquired knowledge and skills with hands-on-experience as they prepare for the certification exam.”

Students will receive the DVD, instructions and a comprehensive graphics-rich and easy-to-understand study guide. Students are advised to dedicate about 60 hours to the course to successfully meet certification testing requirements.

Proctored certification will be made available on a worldwide basis through coordination with assigned ABYC members.

The ABYC is offering a three-month introductory purchase fee of $400 for the CD Electrical Certification Course. An additional $225 testing fee will be assessed at the final testing site.

The distance-learning course on DVD can be ordered by contacting Cris Gardner at ABYC: cgardner@abycinc.org or (410) 990-4460.

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