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Old 16-09-2010, 17:48   #1
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ABYC Classes

Has anyone out there at CF taken any ABYC certification classes? I am thinking of going for my marine electrician certification. The problem: the class says you should be a professional with 3 to 5 years experience before you take the class.

It is hard for me to describe my experience level, I am a smart dude with more like 1 to 2 years pro/backyard experience and 7 years in the related field of pro audio which deals with a lot of dc and high voltage electricity. I am just curious about the level of difficulty and if I might be wasting $1400.
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Do you have a good grasp of electrical theory*?
If so, you should be ok.

* If this stuff's all old hat, you're good to go to school
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http://www.autoshop101.com/forms/elec11.pdf
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They now also offer proctored exams. If you think you know your stuff you can save $1400.00 and take the test only. The classes and ABYC courses are not difficult. Many good marine electricians are not ABYC certified.
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