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ABYC Systems Standards Review and Certification Exam

January 23 2024 - January 25 2024

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

The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Systems Certification has become the most recognized and credible demonstration of skill mastery for marine professionals with experience working with marine systems design, installation or repair. This course will provide the student with a comprehensive and focused look at the key ABYC Standards. The successful certification candidate should have some familiarity with ABYC Standards and Topics. This is also a good way to review topics prior to taking a re-certification exam.
This free pre-test is available online to gauge attendee readiness.
Tuesday, January 23  from 8:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, January 24 from 8:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Thursday, January 25 from 8:30 pm – 4:00 pm (exam day)
Watts Hall
174 Main Street
Thomaston, ME 04861

Registration Deadline January 16: 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:
  • Potable water system components and installation requirements
  • Marine sanitation system components and installation requirements
  • Design and installation of storage tanks
  • Installation requirements for thru-hulls, seacocks, shaft seals and exhaust
  • Basic electrical theory
  • Proper sizing of wire and overcurrent protection
  • Installation and characteristics of batteries, charges and inverters
  • Use of liquid propane gas for cooking and heating
  • Fundamentals and installation requirements of air conditioning and refrigeration systems
  • Characteristics and uses of various types of pumps
  • Installation and safety requirements of gasoline and diesel fuel systems
  • Design aspects of steering and engine control systems
  • Characteristics of bow thruster and windlass wiring circuits
  • Design and operation requirements for portable and fixed fire-protection systems
  • General boatyard knowledge topics (Usage of specific tools precision measurements
  • Boatyard etiquette

ABYC Standards

  • A-1, Marine Liquefied Petroleum (LPG) Systems
  • A-4, Fire Fighting Equipment
  • A-6, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Equipment
  • A-24, Carbon Monoxide Detection Systems
  • A-31, Battery Chargers and Inverters
  • A-32, Power Conversion
  • E-11, AC & DC Electrical Systems on Boats
  • H-22, Electric Bilge Pump Systems
  • H-23, Water Systems for Use on Boats
  • H-24, Gasoline Fuel Systems
  • H-25, Portable Gasoline Fuel Systems
  • H-27, Seacocks, Thru-Hull Fittings, and Drain Plugs
  • H-32, Ventilation of Boats Using Diesel Fuel
  • H-33, Diesel Fuel Systems
  • H-35, Powering and Load Capacity of Pontoon Boats
  • P-1, Installation of Exhaust Systems for Propulsion and Auxiliary Engines
  • P-14, Mechanical Propulsion Control Systems
  • P-28, Electric/Electronic Control Systems for Propulsion and Steering
  • T-1, Aluminum Applications
  • TH-22, Educational Information About Carbon Monoxide


January 23 2024
January 25 2024
Google Forms https://forms.gle/yDDjj3jyeSpsMJEk9


Maine Marine Trades Association


Watts Hall
174 Main Street
Thomaston, ME 04861 United States
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Cooperation Within the Marine
Industry in Maine