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ABYC Marine Electrical Certification (Annapolis, MD) - CLASS FULL!
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8/6/2019 to 8/8/2019
When: August 6-8, 2019
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: ABYC Headquarters - Hornor Maritime Center
613 Third St.
Third Floor
Annapolis, Maryland  21403
United States
Presenter: Rob Berenwick
Contact: Casey Bates
410-990-4460 x 100

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Course Fees

Course registration fee:
  • ABYC Member price: $985
  • Non-Member price: $1,270

*Price includes study guide, exam, and lunch daily 



The course is designed for the marine professional with at least 3 - 5 years’ experience working with marine electrical system design, installation or repair and will provide the student with a comprehensive and focused look at the key ABYC standards.

The successful certification candidate should have some familiarity with ABYC Standards and Topics Covered listed below. 

The new three day class format now includes an online learning component designed to provide preliminary coursework prior to the class.  The online component for the ABYC Electrical Certification class covers the first four chapters from the course book.  It also provides an overview of ABYC along with certification requirements and helpful hints to manage your certification.  

The online learning component access will be sent by email two weeks prior to the course start date.

Click Here to take a short quiz to help you determine whether you are ready to successfully take the ABYC Electrical Certification course and exam.


Certification Requirements

The new certification requirements are in effect for this course. For more information click HERE.


Topics Covered

  • Basic electrical theory and fundamentals
  • Multi-meter usage
  • Grounding and bonding systems
  • Cable installation and termination
  • Battery installation, maintenance, testing & charging systems
  • Inverter installation and troubleshooting
  • AC shore power systems
  • AC generators
  • AC panel boards
  • DC panel boards
  • AC components
  • DC components
  • Safety equipment


    Standards Covered

    ABYC Standards

    • A-24,Carbon Monoxide Detection Systems on Boats
    • A-27,Alternating Current Generator Sets
    • A-28,Galvanic Isolators
    • A-31,Battery Chargers and Inverters
    • A-32,AC Power Conversion Equipment and Systems
    • E-2,Cathodic Protection Systems
    • E-10,Storage Batteries
    • E-11,AC and DC Electrical Systems on Boats
    • TE-4,Lightning Protection Systems

    Code of Federal Regulations

      • 33 CFR 183


      Exam/Credit Details

      • The exam is comprised of 200 questions
      • The passing score: 83%
      • Timed Exam: 3 Hours
      • CEU's available: 32



      Pricing includes lunch each day.
      Please let us know upon registration if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies. There is however, is no guarantee that we will be able to accommodate all food intolerance /special diets.
      Contact Bonnie Wilson at bwilson@abycinc.org (410) 990-4460 x 103



      Candidates must:

      • present a photo ID on exam day.
      • bring a #2 pencil on the exam day.

      Study Materials

      Candidates may reference all study materials including the supplied study guide, class notes and additional ABYC Standards in either printed or computer-based form during the certification exam.

      ADA Requests
      Students with ADA accommodations 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 may use a calculator during the exam.

      Requests for cancellation and refund of a class registration must be submitted, in writing, no less than 10 days prior to the course start date. A $150 cancellation fee will apply. Refunds will not be considered for non-attendance or for requests received less than 10 days prior to the course start date. Cancellation requests may be emailed to Casey Bates at cbates@abycinc.org. Refunds will be issued within 30 days after the course end date.

      ABYC reserves the right to cancel classes based on enrollment and/or instructor availability no later than two weeks prior to the course start date.Please take this into consideration when making any travel or accommodation arrangements. ABYC will not provide any reimbursements for travel expenses.


      Attendees are responsible for arranging their own transportation and lodging. There are a number of local hotels including;

      Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis Downtown
      174 West Street
      Annapolis, MD 21401

      Follow this link for the Hilton Garden to receive ABYC's corporate rate - 


      For more information on ABYC Education policies click:HERE


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