The CSA Competency Standard (CSA Z275.4) states that the competencies involved in diving can become deficient if related skills are not practiced and related knowledge is not applied regularly. For this reason, proof of competency and re-certification (re-qualification) shall be required periodically. The re-qualification period shall be not more than five years.

As part of its commitment to achieving world’s best practice, the DCBC has adopted a limited certification period of five (5) years so that diver and supervisor competency levels are reviewed regularly. The purpose of renewing is to ensure divers and diving supervisors are current in their skills and abilities, and to help ensure the safety of the teams they are working in.

Newly graduated divers are certified for two years only, and pay only half of the normal fee. The reason for the two year restriction is that if a graduate does not use the skills and knowledge he developed in school, for a period of two years immediately following graduation (s)he will lose them.

Policy on the Renewal of DCBC Certificates

Certificate Type
Select Your Certificate Type:

Unrestricted SCUBA Diver

Renewal Fee $220
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

Renewal Fee $220
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

Renewal Fee $275
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

Renewal Fee $330
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

SCUBA Supervisor

Renewal Fee $275
This certificate allows the holder to supervise both Restricted and Unrestricted SCUBA divers.

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 Supervisor

Renewal Fee $385
This certificate allows the holder to supervise restricted surface supplied diving operations not involving power tools.

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

Unrestricted Surface Supplied Supervisor

Renewal Fee $440
This certificate allows the holder to supervise unrestricted surface supplied diving operations involving power tools and deck decompression chambers.

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

Surface Supplied Mixed Gas Diver

Renewal Fee $385
This certificate allows the holder to dive using surface-supplied mixed-gas diving equipment to a maximum depth of 70 metres. Holders of this certification often work in underwater engineering inspections, archaeological investigation, police operations, underwater film production and mixed-gas diving operations in support of hydrocarbon exploration, 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 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

Surface Supplied Mixed Gas Supervisor

Renewal Fee $440
This certificate allows the holder to supervise surface supplied mixed gas diving operations.

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

Surface Supplied Tender

Renewal Fee $165
Tenders are part of the diver’s surface support team. They assist the diver during dressing-in, while the dive is underway, and during post-dive activities. Surface-supplied tenders work in the same diving categories as the surface-supplied diver.

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

Hyperbaric Chamber Operator

Renewal Fee $110
Dive-support hyperbaric chamber operators can work from a shore base, from vessels and barges of various sizes, or from small floating platforms. They are required to work in all types of weather and environmental conditions and to conduct field maintenance on hyperbaric chamber systems. In contrast, clinical hyperbaric chamber operators commonly work in hospitals, wound care clinics, and critical care facilities.

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

Offshore Air Diving Supervisor

Renewal Fee $495
This certificate allows the holder to supervise air diving operations in support of gas and oil operations or diving in waters under the jurisdiction of the National Energy Board of Canada (including waters controlled by Canadian petroleum boards).

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

Closed Bell Diver

Renewal Fee $550
This certificate allows the holder to work as a lockout oriented bell diver at depths greater than 70 metres while breathing mixtures other than air. Holders of this certification usually work in support of offshore hydrocarbon exploration, development and production and in support of offshore 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 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

Bell Diving Supervisor

Renewal Fee $660
This certificate allows the holder to supervise lockout oriented bell diving operations at all depths using breathing mixtures other than air. Holders of this certification usually work in support of offshore hydrocarbon exploration, development and production and in support of offshore 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 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

Inshore Diving Safety Specialist

Renewal Fee $550
The inshore diving safety specialist is an individual who demonstrates extensive competence in inshore diving operations through a combination of training, knowledge, and experience. To assist consulting engineers, clients, contractors, and supervisors in operational procedures, legislated due diligence requirements, quality assurance, and risk assessment, an inshore diving safety specialist applies this competence to specific diving projects to which he or she is assigned.

To Renew 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

Inshore Diving Safety Specialist

Renewal Fee $
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Offshore Diving Safety Specialist (Surface Supplied)

Renewal Fee $770
The offshore diving safety specialist is an individual who demonstrates extensive competence in offshore diving operations through a combination of training, knowledge, and experience, and applies this competence to the specific diving project for which the appointment was issued.

To Renew 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

Offshore Diving Safety Specialist (Bell Diving)

Renewal Fee $770
The offshore diving safety specialist is an individual who demonstrates extensive competence in offshore diving operations through a combination of training, knowledge, and experience, and applies this competence to the specific diving project for which the appointment was issued.

To Renew Your Certificate Please Include the Following:

  • A scan of a photo ID (passport or driver’s licence) to verify date of birth and identity.
  • Copies of Logbooks/letters of appointment.
  • Proof of experience twice in the past five years.
  • 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

Hyperbaric Life Support Technician (LST)

Renewal Fee $275
The primary responsibility of an LST is maintaining an environment to sustain life within the lockout oriented bell diving (saturation diving) complex.  The LSTs job includes appropriately maintaining oxygen levels, carbon dioxide levels, temperature & humidity.

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Life Support Supervisor (LSS)

Renewal Fee $330
This certificate allows the holder to supervise life support operations within the lockout oriented bell diving (saturation diving) complex.

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Diving Medical Technician (DMT) (Endorsement)

Renewal Fee $
This certificate indicates that the holder is able to react quickly and effectively to emergency medical situations in diving, with a focus on hyperbaric environments and working in remote locations.

ROV Pilot/technician Level 2

Renewal Fee $
The entry level qualification applicable to all classes of ROV

ROV Pilot/technician Level 1

Renewal Fee $
ROV Operator category specific to Classes l and ll or Classes III and IV

ROV Senior Pilot/technician

Renewal Fee $330
Senior ROV Operator, category specific to Class I, II, III, or IV

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.
  • Copies of sufficient logs to demonstrate that you meet the requirements.
  • 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.

ROV Pilot/Technician Supervisor

Renewal Fee $445
Supervisor of ROV operations, category specific to the Class I, II, III, or IV

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.
  • Copies of sufficient logs to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. 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