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All certificates of diver competency are issued in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC), based on the Canadian Standards Association’s Competency Standard (CAN/CSA Z275.4) and Canada’s offshore diving regulations.

The Diver Certification Board of Canada audits and accredits occupational diver training establishments which can provide training which will allow candidates to achieve the competencies described in the Canadian Standards Association’s Competency Standard (CSA Z275.4)


Duration of Validity of Dive Supervisor Courses

Effective January 1, 2022, and following the guidance of Section 4.1.3 of CSA Z275.4, a supervisor course completion becomes invalid for purposes of certification after five years, unless the candidate has been working regularly as a supervisor during those five years.

IMCA Continued Professional Development Scheme (CPD)

IMCA has announced the implementation of a mandatory Continued Professional Development scheme (CPD) for all IMCA-certified offshore supervisors beginning in 2021.

DCBC-certified offshore supervisors are strongly encouraged to register for and fully participate in the IMCA scheme.  To do so, click (HERE).

Bruce Banks 1943 - 2021

Bruce Banks

Bruce Banks, a past director of the DCBC (2011-2020), owner of the Divers Institute of Technology (DIT) in Seattle Washington and a strong supporter of the Canadian Standards Association’s family of occupational diving standards, passed away in the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Tampa, Florida on December 11, 2021.

For a more complete review of Bruce’s life, and his support of DCBC and CSA standards please click HERE