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ABYC Marine Electrical Certification (ONSITE, Canada)
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ABYC Marine Electrical Certification (ONSITE, Canada)

3/14/2016 to 3/17/2016
When: 3/14/2016
8:30 AM Daily
Where: The Old Heritage Carpentry Shop
2 Burma Road
Lunenburg B0J 2C0
Contact: Chip Dickison or Christian O'Neill

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This ABYC electrical certification course is offered by the Nova Scotia Boatbuilders Association and is designed and intended for those with a minimum of 3-5 years practical experience in the field of marine electrical design, service or installation. Students new to the marine electrical field should consider the ABYC basic electrical programming options.

The successful certification candidate should be familiar with all of the ABYC electrical standards, although the applicable standards will be reviewed as a part of the course. Course content is broken out into 12 topic areas that will be presented over a three and ½ day period. The three-hour certification exam will be administered during the fourth day of the program from late morning into early afternoon. The exact time for the exam will depend upon varying class sizes and review time needed. 

The 12 topic areas that the candidates should have some pre-requisite background in include:

Electrical fundamentals....AC Shore Power Systems....Cable Installation and Termination....AC Generators....Maintaining and Installing Battery Systems....AC Panel boards....Battery Charging Systems....DC Panel boards....Inverters....AC Components....DC Components....Safety Equipment

Candidates may reference all study materials including the supplied study guide (which contains all pertinent ABYC standards integrated into the text), class notes and additional ABYC standards in either printed or computer-based form during the certification exam. Students may use a calculator during the exam.The exam is timed at 3 hours and is comprised of approximately 200 multiple-choice questions.

Registration and Pricing: please contact Chip Dickison (chip@nsboats.com) or Christian O’Neill (christian@nsboats.com) at 902-523-2378

Students with special needs must inform NSBA and ABYC in writing of said needs at the time of class registration to ensure that any special accommodations can be made for exam taking. 

All exams are proctored and any candidate caught texting or behaving unethically during the exam will be ejected by the test proctor. Candidates ejected due to unethical behavior will NOT be entitled to any refunds.

Area Lodging:


Brigantine Inn, 82 Montague Street, Lunenburg, NS

Toll free: 1-800-360-1181  Local: 1-902-634-3300

Lunenburg Arms, 94 Pelham Street, Lunenburg, NS

Toll free: 1-800-679-4950  Local: 1-902-640-4040

There are many options for dining within easy walking distance and all of the lodgings suggested above have either restaurants included or adjacent to them.

Some eating spots that are highly recommended are The Knot Pub, The Salt Shaker Deli and The Grand Banker, which is downstairs from the Brigantine Inn.



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