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ABYC Marine Corrosion Certification (Miramar, FL)
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ABYC Marine Corrosion Certification (Miramar, FL)

8/8/2016 to 8/11/2016
When: Monday, August 8, 2016
8:30 AM
Where: Broward College
7451 Riviera Blvd
Miramar, Florida  33023
United States
Contact: Sandy Brown
410-990-4460 EXT 101

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Registration Fees: ABYC Member $885.00  Non-Member $1,170.00

Successful completer 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.

This certification class is designed and intended for those with a minimum of 3-5 years practical experience in the marine field. It is highly recommended that certification candidates already have 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.

The topic areas that are covered include:

  • 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.


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. The exam is timed at 3 hours and is comprised of approximately 200 multiple-choice questions. 
Candidates must present a photo ID on exam day. 

Area Lodging:  Hampton Inn & Suites..Ft. Lauderdale/Miramar 10990 Marks Way, Miramar, Florida 33025  

Phone: 954-430-5590  Hotel is approximately 4.2 miles from the school.  Good Reviews on TripAdvisor

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-attenders 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.

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