The Diver Certification Board of Canada certifies occupational divers, accredits schools which train occupational divers and presents the annual Canadian Underwater Conference and Exhibition. For more details on the conference please click here.
The Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC) is a federally incorporated not-for-profit body which was originally set up to replace the offshore diver certification regime of the National Energy Board and the offshore petroleum boards. DCBC is the only national body which certifies offshore and inshore occuptional (commercial) divers in Canada.
The DCBC offers certification to commercial divers and supervisors who can demonstrate that they have sufficient training and experience to enable them to meet the competency requirements of the appropriate section of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Competency Standard for Diving, Hyperbaric Chamber, and Remotely Operated Vehicle Operations (CSA Standard Z275.4).
Certificates issued by the DCBC are recognized by Australia (ADAS), France, Norway, South Africa, the United Kingdom (HSE) and the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA).
The Diver Certification Board of Canada accredits commercial diver training organizations which train to the competency levels described in CSA Standard Z275.4. Accredited occupational diver training organizations can also assess the competency of experienced occupational divers who were not trained at an accredited school.
New Regulatory (Legislation) Module for Offshore Supervisors and Diving Safety Specialists was implemented on January 1, 2014. The module includes a description of the module, a copy of the Canada Oil and Gas Diving Regulations and an exam. In the example available HERE the exam has been removed. The exam may be written anywhere where there is a proctor acceptable to the DCBC.