Basic Marine Electronics Installer Course
NOTE: Due to the Corona Virus outbreak, NMEA may either postpone trainings or run these classes as "Virtual classes" at the same date and time.
Please monitor the NMEA website and training schedule for more information.
The Basic Marine Electronics Installer Course is suitable for marine electronic installers, engine mechanics, boat builders, riggers, product designers, surveyors, etc. This is an introductory course in marine electronics installation that clarifies and defines competent installation practices. Topics include: Ohms law, grounds, battery and battery chargers, DC wiring, EMI, coaxial cables, antennas, AIS, marine VHF radios, transducers, radar, heading sensors, and NMEA data interfacing. An MEI certificate is an indication of a working knowledge of NMEA’s Installation Standard. A Marine Electronics Installer has demonstrated this proficiency by passing an examination designed to measure understanding of those principles.
Course Materials Included with Registration: NMEA 0400 Installation Standards version 4.00 and supplemental course materials.
Passing Score: The passing score of any NMEA installer certification exam is 80% or higher. If a student does not pass, they are allowed one (no charge) proctored re take of the exam at a local library, the NMEA national office, or a local testing center (additional fee may apply at a testing center). This re-take must be arranged by the student and taken within 90 days of the original exam date. If the student does not pass the re-take (or if they do not perform the re-take within 90 days of the original exam date) they must re-attend the training class at a scheduled future date / location, but can do so at a 50% discount.
Cost: $450 Member, $650 Non-member
NMEA Training Classes Cancellation Policy: NMEA strives to prepare well in advance for training classes to assure the best student learning experience. We base the classroom selection and lunch delivery on enrollment size. If unforeseen circumstances occur (death or serious illness) the class can be cancelled and refunded at no charge. Otherwise, there is no full refund. The cancellation policy is as follows:
Outside of 2 weeks before training date- Refund less $100 cancellation fee
Students may cancel outside of 2 weeks (for any reason) prior to the class start date. The cancellation fee is $100.
Inside of 2 weeks before training date- Refund less $200 cancellation fee
Students may cancel inside of 2 weeks (for any reason) prior to the class start date. The cancellation fee is $200.
Students that do not show up without any notice to NMEA will not be eligible for a refund.
NMEA will not be responsible for any expenses associated with the cancellation of a training course.
A 20% discount per class will be offered to NMEA member companies who register three or more employees at any one training event.
- Single student registrations who register for 2 days: discount is $75, 3 days: discount is $150, 4 days: discount is $225.
Please submit registration form and fee to:
846 Ritchie Highway, Suite L4
Severna Park, MD 21146
PH: (410) 975-9425
Fax: (410) 975-9450
For the Basic MEI course, you can choose to enroll in a class nearest you training.
- You and your employer can market your NMEA training to customers—old and new—as an indication of your professional expertise
- Your NMEA training will serve as a "reference" for future employers.
- Complimentary subscription to the Marine Electronics Journal for all MEIs who are NMEA members.
All NMEA 0400 Installation Standard Training Certifications are up for renewal three (3) years from the date the certificate is issued. This applies to MEI, AMEI, Basic NMEA 2000, and Advanced NMEA 2000.
Renewal material consists of an on-line link with the current course materials that will expire 30 days after payment is received by the NMEA national office. The 50 question test will be sent to you at your request with a 1 hour continuous running time limit. The request for test will also expire after 30 days from receiving payment by the NMEA National Office.
The cost to renew is $50 for NMEA members and $100 for non-members.