NMEA Online & Virtual Installer Trainings: July 13-15

NMEA is happy to offer to the marine electronics world our installer certification classes this July 13-15.  These are 6-8 hour online instructor led installer certification training sessions. The delivery method for the training is GoToWebinar, where students view and listen to the live instructor and presentation, along with being able to ask questions to the instructor. An online, proctored certification exam using Microsoft Teams concludes each day of training.

Start Time 1100 New York Time (11:00AM EDT) (UTC-4)
Tuesday, July 13 – Basic Marine Electronics Installer (BMEI)
Wednesday, July 14 – Basic NMEA2000® Network Installer (BN2K)
Thursday, July 15 – Advanced Marine Electronics Installer (AMEI)

Trainer: Kevin Boughton, Midcoast Marine Electronics, Inc.

The course summaries are below:

Basic Marine Electronics Installer (MEI) –
This class will present the newcomer to marine electronics with the basic information to get started installing typical modern systems.  The program will explain Ohm’s Law, Grounds, Batteries & Battery Chargers, DC Wiring, EMI Basics, Coaxial Cables, Antennas, NMEA Data Interfacing, Marine VHF Radios, AIS, Displays, Transducers, Radar, Heading Sensors.


MEI Certification Exam:
An online proctored 50 question exam will be given at the end of the course. Upon passing with an 80% or greater score, students will become NMEA Certified in this particular installation course.

Basic NMEA 2000 Network Installer (BN2K) –
This class will present the newcomer with the basic information to get started installing NMEA 2000 networks. The training covers the following topics: Cables, Connectors, Specifications Physical Planning & Documentation, Power Sources & Distribution, Voltage Drop Calculations, Data Messages (Parameter Group Numbers), Connecting to Other Data Sources, Network Setup, and Troubleshooting.


NMEA 2000 Certification Exam:
An online proctored 50 question exam will be given at the end of the course. Upon passing with an 80% or greater score, students will become NMEA Certified in this particular installation course.

Advanced Marine Electronics Installer (AMEI) –
This advanced installer class is designed for the Marine Electronics Installer (MEI) who wishes to achieve competency in advanced topic areas and concepts. An Advanced MEI credential is an indication that a mid-level installer has a working knowledge regarding commissioning of a boat and installing more complex marine electronic devices. The program will go in depth on proper installation of Computers, Ethernet, NMEA 0183, Autopilots, Radar Commissioning, Gyros & Satellite Compasses, Satellite Communications Antennas, VHF, SSB, AIS, and EMI.
Pre-requisite: Student must have taken and  passed the basic MEI Installer Training class and exam.


AMEI Certification Exam:
An online proctored 50 question exam will be given at the end of the course.  Upon passing with an 80% or greater score, students will become NMEA Certified in this particular installation course.

Pricing:
Pricing for Basic MEI, Basic NMEA 2000, AMEI training:  $450 member / $650 non-member (Per Course)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Questions? Contact Cindy Love, 410-975-9425 or clove@nmea.org

Course materials are sent out in advance, please sign up early.‘

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