The Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC) is a federally registered not-for-profit organization which is recognized and supported by National Energy Board (NEB), the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB), the Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB), and members of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.
The DCBC is the only national occupational diver certification agency in Canada. The DCBC also audits and accredits diver training establishments in Canada and the USA, using the Canadian Standards Association’s (CSA) competency and training standards as the basis for accreditation.
The DCBC is structured in two sections; a Board of Directors, and an Executive. The Board of Directors, selected from among the occupational diving industry in Canada, with one additional director from the USA, is a group of people legally charged with the responsibility to govern the DCBC. The Directors are responsible to our stakeholders, particularly the National Energy Board, the offshore petroleum boards, the companies operating in the offshore, diving contractors and occupational divers.
The executive includes the Chief Executive Officer, the Certification Manager and one assistant. The executive receives, records, processes and files applications from commercial divers and maintains a computerized database of all information received.