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Possible Mail Strike

Due to the possibility of a mail strike in Canada, applicants for certification or renewal of certificates are asked NOT to send documents or cheques to the DCBC through regular (snail) mail, until further notice. For applications currently in progress copies of new certificates will be delivered electronically until regular mail is available.

If you have questions about the strike, please call the DCBC office





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.





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Guideline for Diving Operations at Dams and Other Worksites where Delta P Conditions May Exist