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@ marine mechanics / dealers #13973654 04/26/21 12:22 AM
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I graduated HS in the spring of 2020 and have recently considered trying to obtain a marine mechanic certification. However the number of institutes seems quite limited and dispersed. My question is, is an institute certification required/recommended or am I better off looking for an entry position and building experience.

Also have interest in hull maintenance/ repair , and sales.

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I'd talk to a local marine mechanic and see what they say. I saw a well respected owner advertising on the web for a mechanic. He was looking for an experienced mechanic but was willing to hire the right person and invest in their training and certification... Dan


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Talk to some dealers. I know the dealer I worked for paid for my training at Mercury Marine all the way through Master Certification. But this was back in the mid 70's.

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Thanks for the tips!

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Originally Posted by boatman025
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two ways to do it.

MMI (marine mechanics institute) school. long school and worth it for a young guy starting out.

or... apply at local dealers and get a job starting out as a helper and work your way up.
certification (depending on brand) can take awhile.


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I got all the Mercury certificates you will ever need I will sell ya. LOL Just playin. No but really you need to get your foot in the door and talk with a factory dealer thats only way to be able to go to any schools. Good luck.....OPTI

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Originally Posted by OPTI
I got all the Mercury certificates you will ever need I will sell ya. LOL Just playin. No but really you need to get your foot in the door and talk with a factory dealer thats only way to be able to go to any schools. Good luck.....OPTI



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