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Marine Corrosion Certification - Annapolis, MD
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 Export to Your Calendar 11/2/2020 to 11/5/2020
When: November 2-5, 2020
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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ABYC Headquarters - Hornor Maritime Center
613 Third St
Third Floor
Annapolis, Maryland  21403
United States
Presenter: Jim Cote
Contact: Casey Bates
410-990-4460 X 100

Online registration is available until: 11/2/2020
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Course Fees

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

*Price includes study guide, exam, and lunch daily 



The Corrosion Certification class is designed and intended for those with a minimum of 3-5 years practical experience in the marine field. It is highly commended that certification candidates already have the ABYC Electrical Certification before attempting the Corrosion Certification program. It is presumed by the course content that candidates have a reasonable understanding of basic concepts, such as, electrical grounding, electrical current flow, galvanic isolation, and basic marine electrical terminology.

Successful completers of this certification program and exam will have a good understanding of all of the various types of corrosion and be able to perform a thorough corrosion analysis on boats of all types.


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 & ABYC Standards Covered

  • Basic molecular theory
  • Chemical reaction fundamentals
  • Basic electrical theory
  • Corrosion processes
  • The galvanic series
  • Corrosion types
  • Induced (electrolytic) corrosion rules and electron movement
  • Corrosion control/material properties
  • Relevant ABYC Standards review
  • Cathodic protection systems
  • Corrosion mitigation
  • Protective coatings
  • Aluminum outdrive issues and solutions
  • Conducting a corrosion survey
  • Protection calculations and troubleshooting

ABYC Standards

  • E-2, Cathodic Protection
  • E-11, AC and DC Electrical Systems on Boat

Code of Federal Regulations

    • 33 CFR 183


    Exam/Credit Details

    • The exam is comprised of 183 questions 
    • The passing score: 83%
    • Timed Exam: 3 Hours
    • CEUs available: 32 



    Pricing includes lunch each day.  
    Please let us know upon registration if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies. There is however, no guarantee that we will be able to accommodate all food intolerance /special diets. 
    Contact Jaye Morton at jmorton@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.

    For more information on ABYC Education policies click: HERE


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