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ABYC Electrical Certification Standards Review and Exam

March 7 2023 - March 9 2023

In-person standards review and certification exam sponsored by:  Maine Marine Trades Association

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) Electrical Certification has become the most recognized and credible demonstration of skill mastery in the marine electrical service and installation field worldwide. This certifies an industry expert in electrical fundamentals, multi-meter usage, grounding and bonding systems, battery and inverter installation, AC/DC components.
Tuesday, March 7  from 8:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, March 8 from 8:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Thursday, March 9 from 8:30 pm – 4:00 pm (exam day)
Maine Maritime Academy’s Center for Professional Mariner Development
24 Mariner Way
Bucksport, ME 04416

Registration Deadline February 28: REGISTRATION LINK

$985 for MMTA members
$1185 for non-members
Upon registration, participants will be mailed the ABYC study guide.
Coffee and lunch will be provided on Tuesday
Topics Covered:
  • Basic electrical theory and fundamentals
  • Proper installation and termination of wiring
  • How to size wiring for AC and DC systems
  • Battery installation, maintenance, testing & charging systems
  • Inverter installation, operation and troubleshooting
  • AC shore power system design and components
  • Isolating vessels from corrosion galvanic currents
  • Installation, operation and troubleshooting of AC generators
  • AC and DC panelboard design and installation requirements
  • Installation requirements for AC and DC components
  • Requirements for onboard electrical safety equipment and systems
  • Troubleshooting different aspects of AC and DC systems

ABYC Standards

  • A-24,Carbon Monoxide Detection Systems on Boats
  • A-27,Alternating Current Generator Sets
  • A-28,Galvanic Isolators
  • A-31,Battery Chargers and Inverters
  • A-32,AC Power Conversion Equipment and Systems
  • E-2,Cathodic Protection Systems
  • E-10,Storage Batteries
  • E-11,AC and DC Electrical Systems on Boats
  • TE-4,Lightning Protection Systems

Code of Federal Regulations

  • 33 CFR 183


March 7 2023
March 9 2023
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Maine Marine Trades Association

Promoting Growth, Prosperity, &
Cooperation Within the Marine
Industry in Maine

Promoting Growth, Prosperity, &
Cooperation Within the Marine
Industry in Maine