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NMEA posts installer training class schedule for 2017

Oct 25, 2016 04:08 PM

Offerings range from Basic MEI to Advanced NMEA 2000 Network

The following is the text of a news release from the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA):

(SEVERNA PARK, Md.) — The National Marine Electronics Association has announced the lineup and dates of its marine electronics installer training classes for 2017. Included are the Basic Marine Electronics Installer (MEI), Advanced Marine Electronics Installer (AMEI), Basic NMEA 2000 Network Installer and Advanced NMEA 2000 Network Installer courses.

"These courses are the backbone of our technical training program for installers and anyone else seeking to raise their technical skills to a whole new level," said NMEA President and Executive Director Mark Reedenauer. "Our goal is to offer marine electronics professionals the training resources to stay abreast of the constant advances in technology that they deal with on a daily basis."

2017 NMEA training schedule

January 2017
Location: Florence Civic Center, Florence, S.C.
Jan. 26 - Advanced NMEA 2000 Network*
Trainer: Mike Spyros

February 2017
Location: Clarion Hotel, Toms River, N.J.
Feb. 6 - Basic MEI
Trainer: Hugh Lupo

Location: Viking Yachts, New Gretna, N.J.
Feb. 21 - NMEA 2000 Network
Feb. 22 - Advanced NMEA 2000 Network*
Trainer: Mike Spyros

March 2017
Location: Navico facility, Merrimack, N.H.
Mar. 28 - Basic MEI
Mar. 29 - Advanced MEI*
Mar. 30 - NMEA 2000 Network
Mar. 31 - Advanced NMEA 2000 Network*
Trainer: Kevin Boughton

June 2017
Location: Courtyard Marriott Airport, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
June 6 - Basic MEI
June 7 - Advanced MEI*
June 8 - NMEA 2000 Network
June 9 - Advanced NMEA 2000 Network*
Trainer: Mike Spyros

August 2017
Location: Courtyard Marriott Airport, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Aug. 8 - Basic MEI
Aug. 9 - Advanced MEI*
Aug. 10 - NMEA 2000 Network
Aug. 11 - Advanced NMEA 2000 Network*
Trainer: Mike Spyros

September 2017
Location: IBEX, Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Fla.
Sept. 18 - Basic MEI
Trainer: John Barry

Location: NMEA Conference & Expo, Bellevue Hilton, Bellevue, Wash.
Sept. 26 - Basic MEI
Sept. 27- Advanced MEI*
Sept. 28 - NMEA 2000 Network
Sept. 29 - Advanced NMEA 2000 Network*
Trainers: TBD

November 2017
Location: Pacific Marine Expo, Seattle, Wash.
Nov. 16 - Basic MEI
Trainer: Johnny Lindstrom

Location: Workboat Show, Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, La.
Nov. 29 - Basic MEI
Trainer: John Barry

MEI, AMEI and Basic NMEA 2000 courses are $450 for members and $650 for nonmembers. The Advanced NMEA 2000 Installer course is $650 for members and $850 for nonmembers. Lunch and class materials are included with all courses.

Multi-day discounts are available. To register, go to nmea.org and click on the "Training" link. For more information, contact NMEA at (410) 975-9425 or email dcompere@nmea.org.

*Prerequisites apply for advanced classes. See nmea.org for details.

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