ABYC Marine Electrical Certification Offered in Ontario in April


The American Boat and Yacht Council will be offering a four-day electrical certification course in Ontario from April 11 to 14. The course will be held daily (from 8:30am to 4:30pm EST) at the Little Cataraqui Creek Outdoor Centre in Glenburnie, Ontario.

On the final day of the course, participants will take a 200-question test that typically requires three hours to complete. Those who successfully pass will receive ABYC certification valid for a period of five years.

Instructor, Raymond Toth, will oversee the course, which is being hosted by MetalCraft Marine of Kingston, Ontario. ABYC's Electrical Certification is geared toward marine electricians with broad experience in both troubleshooting and equipment installations, both AC and DC.  

Topic areas covered as a part of this program are:
• Basic electrical fundamentals
• AC shore power systems
• Cable Installation and termination
• AC generators
• Maintaining and installing battery systems
• AC and DC panel boards
• Battery charging systems
• Inverter installation and troubleshooting
• AC and DC components
• Safety equipment

A registration fee of US $885 applies to ABYC members while non-members can attend for US $1,170.

Those interested in enrolling or finding additional information should contact the ABYC's Sandy Brown at sbrown@abycinc.org or (410) 990-4460 ext. 101.

Online registration is available until April 1.