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ABYC Certification

ABYC Certified Technicians and Advisors

Trusted and Reliable Marine Professionals

Earning ABYC Certification will instill customer confidence that you have the knowledge and skills to get the job done right. Join the +3,500 certified marine technicians dedicated to their trade.  ABYC's nationally accredited certification program provides standards-based, continuing technical education for marine technicians throughout the industry. 
Once you achieve an ABYC certification - show off your credentials to potential customers and industry colleagues! ABYC provides tools to spread the word and bring more business to your door.

Professional Certifications Include: 

  • ABYC Standards
  • Marine Systems
  • Marine Corrosion
  • Marine Electrical
  • Diesel Engines
  • Gasoline Engines
  • Marine Composites
  • A/C Refrigeration 
  • Advanced Marine Electrical

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Obtaining an ABYC Certification:

Classes are taught by industry professionals/ABYC Certified Technicians and held around the world. ABYC Certifications are verified by the third party NOCTI Business Solutions, ensuring relevance and value, and are active for five (5) years.

2 Ways to Obtain a Certification:

1. Take a Certification course - View class calendar here

2. Self-study and test with a proctor - Learn more here


In 2017 ABYC implemented new requirements for certifications and recertifications. To be eligible to recertify, the certified technician or advisor is required to pass a recertification exam and obtain 10 CEU’s. Click here to learn more.

Recertification Info

Certification Designations:

ABYC recognizes that many different types of marine industry professionals desire ABYC technical certifications, however not all of those individuals are physically working on boats. Many are in an advisory or consulting position and have a need for the same type of knowledge, but lack the practical skills that are necessary by service and installation technicians. ABYC has created certification designations to better associate the type of work being done by the individual. 

Advisor Certification

Designed for people who work within the marine service sector that desire an ABYC certification but do not physically work on boats performing repairs. 

Examples: Marine surveyors, customer service representatives and engineering standards compliance specialists. 

  • Requirements for initial certification: Passing score on certification exam 
  • Requirements for re-certification: Passing score on re-certification exam + 10 CEUs
  • Certifications are valid for 5 years

Technician Certification

Technician certification is the means by which the ABYC and the general public identify those that are actually certified to perform trouble-shooting, repairs and equipment installations on boats. 

Examples: Technicians, installers. 

  • Requirements for initial certification: Passing score on certification exam + 2 years of work experience.
  • Requirements for re-certification: Passing score on re-certification exam + 10 CEUs
  • Certifications are valid for 5 years

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