This electrical certification course is hosted by Sea Ray / Meridian. This certification is geared toward marine electricians with broad experience in both troubleshooting and equipment installations, both AC and DC. 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 12 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 12 topic areas that the candidates should have some pre-requisite background in include:
Basic 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....Inverter installation and troubleshooting....AC Components....DC 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. Students may use a calculator during the exam.The exam is timed at 3 hours and is comprised of approximately 200 multiple-choice questions.
Registration: ABYC Member Price $885.00 Non-member $1,170.00
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.
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.