Great Lakes Boat Building School

ABYC Diesel Engine Certification

April 1, 2019 @ 9:30 am – April 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Great Lakes Boat Building School
485 S Meridian St
$845 / $1,130
David Broadbent
410-990-4460, x119



Course Fees

 Course registration fee:

  • ABYC Member price: $845
  • Non-Member price: $1,130

*Price includes study guide, exam, and lunch daily


ABYC’s Diesel Engine Certification takes a generic approach to diesel engine theory of operation, troubleshooting and marine specific installation requirements. Certification candidates with formal marine engine manufacturer training will learn additional information only addressed by the ABYC in seven relevant standards.

Certification Requirements

The new certification requirements are in effect for this course. For more information click HERE.

Topics Covered

  • Basic Diesel Principles
  • Exhaust Systems
  • Seawater Cooling Systems
  • Close Cooling Systems
  • Engine Control Systems
  • Engine Electrical Systems
  • Drive Systems
  • Diesel Fuel Systems
  • Diesel Fuel-Injection Systems

Standards Covered

ABYC Standards

  • H-32, Ventilation of Boats Using Diesel Fuel
  • H-33, Diesel Fuel Systems
  • P-1, Installation of Exhaust Systems for Propulsion and Auxiliary Engines
  • P-4, Marine Inboard Engines and Transmissions
  • P-14, Mechanical Propulsion Control Systems
  • P-24, Electric/Electronic Propulsion Control Systems

Exam/Credit Details

  • The exam is comprised of 185 questions
  • The passing score: 80%
  • Timed Exam: 3 Hours
  • CEUs available: 32


Pricing includes lunch each day.
Please let us know upon registration if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies. There is  no guarantee that we will be able to accommodate all food intolerance/special diets.
Contact Bonnie Wilson at (410) 990-4460 x 103


Candidates must:

  • present a photo ID on exam day.
  • bring a #2 pencil on the exam day.

Study Materials

Candidates may reference all study materials including the supplied study guide, class notes and additional ABYC Standards in either printed or computer-based form during the certification exam.

ADA Requests
Students with ADA accommodations must inform the ABYC in writing of said needs at the time of class registration to ensure that any special accommodations can be made for exam taking. Students may use a calculator during the exam.

Requests for cancellation and refund of a class registration must be submitted, in writing, no less than 10 days prior to the course start date.   A $150 cancellation fee will apply.   Refunds will not be considered for non-attendance or for requests received less than 10 days prior to the course start date.   Cancellation requests may be emailed to Casey Bates at  Refunds will be issued within 30 days after the course end date.

ABYC reserves the right to cancel classes based on enrollment and/or instructor availability no later than two weeks prior to the course start date.  Please take this into consideration when making any travel or accommodation arrangements.  ABYC will not provide any reimbursements for travel expenses.

For more information on ABYC Education policies click: HERE