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Posted 6/18/2021

Kennesaw, Ga. -  June 18, 2021 – Aspiring marine technicians can now become Yamaha-certified by completing and passing Yamaha Marine University™ Maintenance Certification Program (MCP) exams at designated locations nationwide. MCP offers technicians four distinct certifications covering Yamaha outboard products. Those include portable, midrange, inline (four-cylinder), and v-engine platforms.
“By passing these exams and earning Yamaha Marine certifications in each of the four subjects, marine technicians can prove their competence and gain additional confidence as they develop their careers,” said Gregg Snyder, Marine Training Department Manager, Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit. “Likewise, marine service employers can feel confident hiring Yamaha Marine-certified technicians who can demonstrate proficiency in real-world, marine service applications.”
Yamaha Marine’s MCP exams test proficiency in technician performance of 20-, 100-, 500- and 1,000-hour service procedures including: outboard oil and filter changes, lower unit gear oil changes, water pump service, spark plug service, timing belt service, valve train adjustments, fuel filter service, compression tests and maintenance charts.
Candidates eligible to take Yamaha Maintenance Certification exams must complete a minimum of 150 hours of marine service instruction or have a minimum of two years of experience in the field as a marine technician. Eligible candidates interested in earning Yamaha Marine certification can contact Yamaha Marine University by emailing or calling 1-800-854-4876, option 3 to register for an exam, locate a testing center and check available testing dates, or access test preparation materials.  For additional information, visit
Yamaha Marine products are marketed throughout the United States and around the world. Yamaha Marine Engine Systems, based in Kennesaw, Ga., supports its 2,000 U.S. dealers and boat builders with marketing, training and parts for Yamaha’s full line of products and strives to be the industry leader in reliability, technology and customer service. Yamaha Marine is the only outboard brand to have earned NMMA®’s C.S.I. Customer Satisfaction Index award every year since its inception. Visit
REMEMBER to always observe all applicable boating laws. Never drink and drive. Dress properly with a USCG-approved personal floatation device and protective gear. 
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