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ABYC Standards Certification (Annapolis, MD)
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2/4/2020 to 2/6/2020
When: February 4-6, 2020
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: ABYC Headquarters - Hornor Maritime Center
613 Third St
3rd Floor
Annapolis, Maryland  21403
United States
Presenter: Mike Bonicker
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, online training component, exam, and lunch daily



This course will provide the student with a comprehensive and focused look at the key ABYC standards. Class discussion will address specific compliance issues relevant to engineers, installers, compliance inspectors and marine surveyors. Common non-compliance areas will be discussed and how to address these issues in both the factory and field environments. Where it is relevant, US code of Federal Regulation (CFR) will be reviewed as they relate to ABYC standards.  

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


Topics & Standards Covered

  • Fuel and Ventilation Systems
  • Hull and Deck Structures
  • Hull Performance
  • Hull Piping
  • Engine and Powertrain
  • Control Systems
  • Electrical
  • Electrical Components
  • Boat Service
  • Navigation Lights and Sound Signal Appliances
  • Thermal Appliances
  • Gas Detectors
  • Fire Fighting Equipment

ABYC Standards

  • All 71 ABYC Standards are addressed

Code of Federal Regulations

    • 33 CFR 183


    Exam/Credit Details

    • The exam is comprised of 132 questions 
    • The passing score: 83%
    • Timed Exam: 3 Hours
    • CEUs available: 32 



    Lunch will be served each day.  
    Please let us know upon registration if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies. We will do our best to accommodate food intolerance /special diets - but there is no guarantee! 
    Contact Jaye Morton at jmorton@abycinc.org (410) 990-4460 x100



    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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