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Interactive Online Standards Certification
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9/15/2020 to 9/17/2020
When: 3 day/week for 1 week. Sept 15-17, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, EST
Where: United States
Presenter: Mike Bonicker
Contact: Casey Bates

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We are pleased to announce ABYC’s Interactive Online Standards Certification!

The course that has historically been only offered in a 3-day in-person classroom format is available 100% online in an LIVE interactive experience!

ABYC Lead Instructor Mike Bonicker, will lead LIVE course sessions, 3 days for 1 week (each 90 minutes long).

Click Here to view a video of how the Interactive Online Certification course work!


LIVE Online Course Schedule: 3:00pm – 4:30pm EST each day

  • September 15th
  • September 16th
  • September 17th



Online course access & resources will be provided through the Online Learning site. Access will be emailed prior to the course start date.

LIVE course session are hosted on GoToWebinar, follow this link to do an Attendee Systems Requirements check - https://joincheck.gotowebinar.com/


LIVE Class Sessions:

·        Each session with cover 1-2 chapters in chronological order of study guide

·        Q&A with instructor at the end of each session

·        Recordings of each session are available the next day!



$895 for members

$1,495 for nonmembers

Price includes:

  • 3 LIVE course sessions
  • Study guide
  • Online prep course
  • Certification exam


Certification Exam Testing:

At the end of the live webinar sessions you can take the ABYC Standards Certification exam online; you can take a proctored test one of two ways…

  1. Testing online through an online proctoring service, ProctorU (computer/laptop with a webcam is required)
  2. Testing online at your local library

Upon signing up for this Interactive Online Standards Certification course, let Casey Bates (cbates@abycinc.org) know which proctored testing option you prefer and I will provide more information.


Course Topics:

The ABYC Standards Certification course will provide the student with a comprehensive and focused look at the key ABYC Standards. Course discussions 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 environment. Where it's relevant, US code of Federal Regulations (CFR) will be reviewed as they relate to ABYC Standards.

The course is designed for the marine professional with at least 3 - 5 years’ experience working in the industry.

The successful certification candidate should have some familiarity with ABYC standards and topics covered listed below. 

Click Here to take the Standards Certification Pretest to help determine whether you are ready to successfully take the certification exam.

Topics Covered:

  • Fuel and ventilation systems
  • Hull and deck structures
  • Hull performance
  • Hull piping
  • Engine and powertrain
  • 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


    Certification Destinations:
    ABYC has created certification designation titles 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


    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.

    Cancellation/Refunds 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. Cancellation requests may be emailed to Casey Bates at cbates@abycinc.org. Refunds will be issued within 30 days after the course end date.

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