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Electrical Certification

The electrical certification course is designed and intended for those with a minimum of 3-5 years practical experience in the field of marine electrical design, service or installation. Students new to the marine electrical field should consider our basic electrical programming options.
The successful certification candidate should be familiar with all of the ABYC electrical standards, although the applicable standards will be reviewed as a part of the course. Course content is broken out into 14 topic areas that will be presented over a three and ½ day period. The three-hour certification exam will be administered during the fourth day of the program from late morning into early afternoon. The exact time for the exam will depend upon varying class sizes and review time needed. The 14 topic areas that the candidates should have some pre-requisite background in include: Electrical fundamentals Cable Installation and Termination Maintaining and Installing Battery Systems Battery Charging Systems Inverters DC Components Troubleshooting Tips and Hints AC Shore Power Systems AC Generators AC Panel Boards DC Panel Boards AC Components Safety Equipment

Candidates may reference all study materials including the supplied study guide (which contains all pertinent ABYC standards integrated into the text), class notes and additional ABYC standards in either printed or computer-based form during the certification exam. The exam is timed at 3 hours and is comprised of approximately 200 multiple-choice questions. Candidates must present a photo ID on exam day and if taking the written version will need to supply their own #2 pencil. Calculators are allowed during the exam.
Students with special needs must inform the ABYC in writing of said needs at the time of class registration to ensure that any special accommodations can be made for exam taking. Students must supply their own #2 pencil if they are going to be taking the written version of the certification exam. Students may use a calculator during the exam.
All exams are proctored and any candidate caught texting or behaving unethically during the exam will be ejected by the test proctor. Candidates ejected due to unethical behavior will NOT be entitled to any refunds.
The ABYC reserves the right to cancel any and all classes due to lack of enrollment up to two weeks prior to the scheduled class start date. Candidates need to take this into consideration when making travel and lodging reservations. The ABYC cannot be held responsible for non-refundable airfare or hotel fees.

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