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AMTECH training programs lead to AMTECH specialist recognition 

In January of 2011 AMTECH launched a program that recognizes technicians who complete certain training paths in the areas of outboard and inboard I/O engine training. This designation will be recognized by AMTECH and is restricted to AMTECH members in good standing. The association will promote all members who fulfill the course requirements for their area of specialization.

All NMSE course credits that meet the training path requirements will apply toward this recognition. Any AMTECH member who has taken approved AMTECH/MCTINA training courses since January 2008 will qualify to have the credit count toward their specialist path of choice. Once the required numbers of credits are successfully completed and the applicable exam has been passed, you will qualify to take the exam to gain AMTECH recognition for the following specialties:

  • Outboard Engine Specialist
  • Inboard I/O Engine Specialist
  • Advanced Systems Specialist (combines both OB and Inboard)
  • Additional areas of specialization will follow

Exams for courses are available online through this AMTECH website. Once a technician completes the specialist path, a final online exam will be required that combines all aspects of the specific specialization path, after which a retest will be required every three years.

Qualified courses are identified by the specialist prefix designation, i.e. OB, IN, followed by the course number, i.e. 201, 302, followed by the number of hours, for example OB302-08. Elective courses are designated with the letter ‘E’ i.e. SSE-02-08. Although elective courses are not required for specialist recognition, the knowledge you gain from these courses will help in your overall knowledge of your area of specialization and they are strongly recommended.

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