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Marine Systems Certification - Ft. Myers, FL - CANCELLED
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Marine Systems Certification - Ft. Myers, FL - CANCELLED

5/5/2020 to 5/7/2020
When: May 5 - 7, 2020
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Fort Myers Technical College
3800 Michigan Ave
Bldg A, Room 12
Fort Myers, Florida  33916
United States
Presenter: Mike Bonicker
Contact: Casey Bates
410-990-4460 X 100

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Due to COVID-19 this course has been cancelled. 


Course Fees

 Course registration fee: 
  • ABYC Member price: $1,045
  • Non-Member price: $1,495

*Price includes study guide, online training component, exam, and lunch daily 



This course is designed for the marine professional with experience working with marine systems design, installation or repair. This course 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 Systems Certification class covers chapters one-four of 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 systems pre-test to help determine whether you are ready to successfully take the course and exam.


Certification Designation

ABYC has created certification designations to better associate the type of work being done by the individual.

Advisor Certification or Technician Certification titles will be assigned upon passing the certification exam.

For more information Click Here


Topics & Standards Covered

Topics Covered

  • Potable water systems
  • Marine sanitation systems
  • Tankage
  • Hull piping
  • Electrical installations
  • Compressed gas for cooking and heating
  • Air conditioning and refrigeration systems
  • Fuel systems (gas and diesel)
  • Steering and control systems
  • Accessory control systems
  • Fire protection systems
  • General knowledge and boatyard etiquette. (Addresses specific tool usage and precision measurement)

ABYC Standards

  • A-4, Fire Fighting Equipment
  • A-6, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Equipment
  • A-24, Carbon Monoxide Detection Systems on Boats
  • E-11, AC and DC Electrical Systems on Boats
  • H-22, Electric Bilge Pump Systems
  • H-23, Water Systems for Use on Boats
  • H-27, Seacocks, Thru-hull Fittings, and Drain Plugs
  • H-24, Gasoline Fuel Systems
  • H-25, Portable Gasoline Fuel Systems
  • H-32, Ventilation of Boats Using Diesel
  • H-33, Diesel Fuel Systems
  • P-1, Installation of Exhaust Systems for Propulsion and Auxiliary Engines
  • P-14, Mechanical Propulsion Control Systems
  • P-24, Electric/Electronic Propulsion Control Systems

Code of Federal Regulations

    • 33 CFR 183


    Exam/Credit Details

    • The exam is comprised of 208 questions 
    • The passing score: 84%
    • 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 x103



    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;

    For more information on ABYC Education policies click: HERE


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