If you are applying for your first DCBC certificate please select the category below which is most applicable to your situation.

Recent graduate of a DCBC-accredited school

If you are a recent graduate of a DCBC-accredited occupational diver training establishment (DTE) you are able to apply for a two-year initial certificate, and pay only half the regular fee. Please select the category of certificate applicable to you from the drop-down list below.

Recent graduate of a non- accredited DTE

If you are a recent graduate of a DTE which is not accredited by the DCBC you may still be able to apply directly to the DCBC, or you may have to undergo a Prior Learning Assessment (PLAR). For example if you graduated from a DTE in Australia, France, Norway or the United Kingdom and have sufficient bottom time to meet the CSA Competency Standard you may apply directly to DCBC for certification. If this is the case, please select the category of certificate applicable to you from the drop-down list below.

If you gradated from a DTE elsewhere you may have to undergo a PLAR. Please contact the DCBC office to clarify.

An experienced diver holding a foreign certificate

Most experienced divers holding a certificate from Australia, France, Norway or the United Kingdom may apply directly to the DCBC for certification. If this applies to you please click HERE to go to the Crossover page.

Divers holding certificates from other countries should contact the DCBC to confirm whether or not they need a PLAR.

An experienced diver or supervisor without any certification

An experienced diver or supervisor without any certification will have to undergo a Prior Learning Assessment (PLAR) at an accredited DTE. All supervisors must attend a supervisor course before they can be certified.

Certificate Type
Select Your Certificate Type:

Unrestricted SCUBA Diver

Certificate Fee $110
This certificate allows the holder to dive on self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA) to a depth of 40 metres.  Holders of this certification often work in seafood harvesting, aquaculture, underwater engineering inspections, archaeological investigation, police operations, underwater film production and emergency services rescue response.

To Renew, Upgrade, or Crossover Your Certificate Please Include the Following:

  • A scan of a photo ID (passport or driver’s licence) to verify date of birth and identify.
  • A scan of your current workplace First Aid training certificate, including CPR and AED.
  • A scan of your current O2 Provider certificate, or equivalent certification.
  • Copies of sufficient logs to demonstrate that you meet the requirements shown on the table of renewal requirements available here. If logs are not stamped, be sure to include contact information for each employer.
  • A recent passport-style photograph of yourself.
  • The appropriate fee payable by credit card or PayPal

Missing Information

  • If you are missing a piece of information you may proceed but you will be required to identify what information is missing.

Endorsement(s)

  • You will be able to select your endorsement(s) during the application process

Restricted SCUBA Diver

Certificate Fee $110
This certificate allows the holder to dive on self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA) to a depth of 20 or 30 metres depending on the training of the holder. Holders of this certification often work in seafood harvesting, aquaculture, underwater engineering inspections, archaeological investigation, police operations, underwater film production and emergency services rescue response.

To Renew, Upgrade, or Crossover Your Certificate Please Include the Following:

  • A scan of a photo ID (passport or driver’s licence) to verify date of birth and identify.
  • A scan of your current workplace First Aid training certificate, including CPR and AED.
  • A scan of your current O2 Provider certificate, or equivalent certification.
  • Copies of sufficient logs to demonstrate that you meet the requirements shown on the table of renewal requirements available here. If logs are not stamped, be sure to include contact information for each employer.
  • A recent passport-style photograph of yourself.
  • The appropriate fee payable by credit card or PayPal

Missing Information

  • If you are missing a piece of information you may proceed but you will be required to identify what information is missing.

Endorsement(s)

  • You will be able to select your endorsement(s) during the application process

Restricted Surface Supplied Diver

Certificate Fee $137.50
This certificate allows the holder to dive using surface-supplied diving equipment to a maximum depth of 30 metres. Holders of this certification often work in seafood harvesting, aquaculture, underwater engineering inspections, archaeological investigation, police operations, underwater film production and emergency services rescue response

To Renew, Upgrade, or Crossover Your Certificate Please Include the Following:

  • A scan of a photo ID (passport or driver’s licence) to verify date of birth and identity.
  • A scan of your current workplace First Aid training certificate, including CPR and AED.
  • A scan of your current O2 Provider certificate, or equivalent certification.
  • A scan of your current Diving Medical.
  • Copies of sufficient logs to demonstrate that you meet the requirements shown on the table of renewal requirements available here. If logs are not stamped, be sure to include contact information for each employer.
  • A recent passport-style photograph of yourself.
  • The appropriate fee payable by credit card or PayPal

Missing Information

  • If you are missing a piece of information you may proceed but you will be required to identify what information is missing.

Endorsement(s)

  • You will be able to select your endorsement(s) during the application process

Unrestricted Surface Supplied Diver

Certificate Fee $165
This certificate allows the holder to dive using surface-supplied diving equipment to a maximum depth of 50 metres. In addition to the working categories listed under Restricted Surface-supplied Diver, holders of this certification often work in the support of offshore hydrocarbon development and production and in support of marine construction.

To Renew, Upgrade, or Crossover Your Certificate Please Include the Following:

  • A scan of a photo ID (passport or driver’s licence) to verify date of birth and identity.
  • A scan of your current workplace First Aid training certificate, including CPR and AED.
  • A scan of your current O2 Provider certificate, or equivalent certification.
  • A scan of your current Diving Medical.
  • Copies of sufficient logs to demonstrate that you meet the requirements shown on the table of renewal requirements available here. If logs are not stamped, be sure to include contact information for each employer.
  • A recent passport-style photograph of yourself.
  • The appropriate fee payable by credit card or PayPal

Missing Information

  • If you are missing a piece of information you may proceed but you will be required to identify what information is missing.

Endorsement(s)

  • You will be able to select your endorsement(s) during the application process