BMEA Training and Qualifications update
17 October 2009
The BMEA (British Marine Electronics Association) is committed to ensuring that the quality and expertise of our members is appreciated by customers and boat-builders. An important part of this is to establish training and qualifications that allow the development of engineers and to recognise their achievements. The change to the association bye-laws last year means that all relevant organisations will need to have at least one qualified member of staff by January 2011 to retain their membership. The committee is also acutely aware that if the Association doesn’t get standards and qualifications in place itself, they may be forced upon us by some external body. The potential costs of this and the lack or relevance are a real threat.
The current BMET qualification scheme has a combined electronics and electrical syllabus. We have decided to split the two disciplines. To find out more about these developments please go to our page with our BMEA Training and Qualifications update.