The National Marine Electronics Association and the American Boat and Yacht Council released the schedule of NMEA/ABYC combined training classes for 2017.
Students who successfully complete the four-day course earn three certifications: ABYC Electrical, Basic NMEA Marine Electronics Installer and Basic NMEA 2000 Network Installer.
The two groups said the event is the marine industry’s premier training opportunity, and it is designed as a one-stop shop for boatbuilders, installers, technicians, marine mechanics and surveyors to get trained on ABYC and NMEA standards.
Two of the days focus on ABYC marine electrical standards and training, and two focus on NMEA marine electronics standards and training.
“We launched the NMEA/ABYC combined course last year in Fort Lauderdale to a sold-out classroom and repeated it at three other locations, including the NMEA Conference & Expo in Naples, Fla. The feedback from attendees was fantastic,” NMEA president and executive director Mark Reedenauer said in a statement.
“All of our instructors are seasoned veterans who are committed to expanding and improving the electronics and electrical knowledge of all students who take the course.”
“This program covers a lot of ground in its four-day duration, but we have noticed that the attendees are more than up to the task,” said Ed Sherman, the ABYC’s education vice president.
“The students we’re attracting are generally highly experienced technicians that have never bothered to sit for the certification exams or have let them expire and have realized the error in their ways. They’re getting back into the fold with this program, and we are seeing great success. Simply put, it’s an out-of-the-park home run!”