The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has announced that it now offers a self-study CD-based Electrical Certification program in partnership with Ken Cook Co., an ISO-certified provider of technical publications. This new easy-to-use distance learning course is intended to substantially lower the overall cost for marine technicians to become ABYC-certified.
Ken Cook, President and owner of Ken Cook Company said “we are proud to have partnered with ABYC to make this product a reality. This CD-based distance learning program offers flexibility in scheduling and, I believe will allow users to review and retain material that can be immediately applied in the workplace as they continue their course of study.”
According to ABYC the course was designed for the marine employee with at least three years experience working with marine electricity. Although it is an intense academic course, the material presented is a necessity for the safety of the boating public and for marine businesses to mitigate the risks of electrocution, fire, personal injury and possible death aboard boats and on docks.
Skip Burdon, President of ABYC, says the self-study course makes economic sense for service technicians, boatyards, manufacturers, dealerships and other marine professionals located in remote areas. “By learning and studying at their own pace at work or at home, the workforce can now immediately apply their newly acquired knowledge and skills with hands-on-experience as they prepare for the certification exam.”
Students will receive the CD, instructions and a comprehensive graphics-rich and easy to understand study guide. As a special incentive ABYC is offering a three month introductory purchase fee of $485 for the CD Electrical Certification Course. An additional $225 testing fee will be assessed at the final testing sight. These fees represent a $200 discount in addition to eliminating travel, lodging and meal expenses incurred by attending an on-site class.
This distance learning course on CD can be ordered today by contacting Cris Gardner at ABYC, 410-990-4460. It will also available for purchase in the ABYC Ship's Store on their website beginning March 1, 2011.