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 Export to Your Calendar 11/3/2020 to 11/12/2020
When: 3 days/week for 2 weeks. Nov 3-12, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:30pm EST
Where: United States
Presenter: Eric Schaffer
Contact: Casey Bates

Online registration is available until: 11/3/2020
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We are pleased to announce ABYC’s Interactive Online Diesel Engines 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 Instructor Eric Schaffer, will lead LIVE course sessions, 3 days a week for 2 weeks (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 Tuesday-Thursday

  • November 3-5th
  • November 9-12th (skipping the 11th to observe Veterans Day) 



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

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


Live 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!



$795 for members

$1,495 for nonmembers

Price includes:

  • 6 LIVE course sessions - recordings available!
  • Study Guide
  • Certification exam


Certification Exam Testing:

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

  1. Testing online through our 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 Diesel Engines Certification course, let Casey Bates (cbates@abycinc.org) know which proctored testing option you prefer and I will provide more information.


Course Topics:

The Diesel Engine Certification takes a generic approach to diesel engine theory of operation, troubleshooting, and marine specific installation requirements.

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 Electrical Certification Pretest to help determine whether you are ready to successfully take the certification exam.


Topics Covered:

  • Basic Diesel Principles
  • Exhaust Systems
  • Seawater Cooling Systems
  • Close Cooling Systems
  • Engine Control Systems
  • Engine Electrical Systems
  • Drive Systems
  • Diesel Fuel Systems
  • Diesel Fuel-Injection Systems

ABYC Standards

  • H-32, Ventilation of Boats Using Diesel Fuel
  • H-33, Diesel Fuel Systems
  • P-1, Installation of Exhaust Systems for Propulsion and Auxiliary Engines
  • P-4, Marine Inboard Engines and Transmissions
  • P-14, Mechanical Propulsion Control Systems
  • P-24, Electric/Electronic Propulsion Control Systems


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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