DCBC is a founding member of the International Diving Regulators and Certifiers Forum (IDRCF). Other members of the IDRCF are Australia (ADAS), France, Norway, South Africa, the United Kingdom (HSE) and the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA). DCBC certificates are recognized by all members of the IDRCF.
Commercial divers and supervisors holding DCBC certificates can be found working all over the world, including in the Far East, West Africa, the North Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, Kazakstan, indeed anywhere where commercial divers are needed.
The members of the IDRCF have reviewed, modified, and consolidated their individual standards for Closed Bell Diver Training. Subsequently, each member adopted the requirements of the IDRCF consolidated standard into their own standards.
Canada adopted the requirements of the IDRCF consolidated standard into the latest draft of the CSA Competency Standard for diving, hyperbaric chamber and remotely operated vehicles operations (Z275.4:22) to be published in 2022.
The consolidated IDRCF standard can be viewed HERE