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 Export to Your Calendar 2/9/2021 to 2/25/2021
When: 3 days/week for 3 weeks. Feb 9-25, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, EST
Where: United States
Presenter: Frank Penello
Contact: Casey Bates

Online registration is available until: 2/9/2021
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We are pleased to announce ABYC’s Interactive Online Systems 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's Instructor Frank Penello will lead LIVE course sessions, 3 days a week for 3 weeks (each 90 minutes long).

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


LIVE Online Course Schedule: 9:00AM – 10:30AM EST each day, Tues-Thurs

  • February 9-11
  • February 16-18
  • February 23-26



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 Course 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!



$985 for members

$1,495 for nonmembers

Price includes:

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



Certification Exam Testing:

At the end of the live webinar sessions you can take the Marine Systems 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 Systems Certification course, let Casey Bates (cbates@abycinc.org) know which proctored testing option you prefer and I will provide more information.


Course Topics:

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. 

Click Here to take a systems pre-test to help determine whether you are ready to successfully take the course and exam.


  • 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


    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.

    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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