Electrical Certification Description:
This electrical certification course with instructor Kevin Ritz
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....AC Shore Power Systems....Cable Installation and Termination....AC Generators....Maintaining and Installing Battery Systems....AC Panel boards....Battery Charging Systems....DC Panel boards....Inverters....AC Components....DC Components....Safety Equipment....Troubleshooting with Tips and Hints
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.
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.
ABYC reserves the
right to cancel classes based on enrollment and/or instructor availability no
later than two weeks prior to the class scheduled start date. Onsite reserved
classes scheduled by association, corporate or government entities will incur a
10% of contracted rate cancellation fee for any classes cancelled after initial
scheduling is established. Please take this into consideration when making any
travel or accommodation arrangements. ABYC will not provide any reimbursements
for travel expenses.