The DCBC is the only national body in Canada which offers certification to occupational 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 (CSA Standard Z275.4).

DCBC certification is a legislated requirement in eight of the ten provinces in Canada. In addition, all divers who wish to work in Canada’s offshore must carry DCBC certification.

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).