Verification of diver qualifications

This information note supersedes IMCA D 05/17 which is now withdrawn.

Members have enquired about how they can verify the validity of diving certificates recognised under the IMCA international code of practice for offshore diving (as listed in Diver and diving supervisor certification). The following list has been produced to assist in this task. This note will be kept up to date on the IMCA website.

Australia – Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme (ADAS)

526 Duncan Road, Dunoon, NSW 2480, Australia
www.adas.org.au
Contact: Robert Gatt
Tel: +61 2 6689 5656
Mob: +61 4 2888 4222
E-mail: enquiries@adas.org.au

Canada – Diver Certification Board of Canada

208-5209 St Margaret’s Bay, Upper Tantallon, Nova Scotia B3Z 1E3, Canada
www.divercertification.com
Contact: David Parkes
Tel: +1 902 826 2190
Mob: +1 902 471 7155
Fax: +1 902 826 2191
E-mail: dparkes@divercertification.com

France – Institut National de Plongée Professionnelle (INPP)

Port de la Pointe Rouge, Entrée no 3, 13008 Marseille, France
www.inpp.org
Contact: Eric Albier
Tel: +33 4 96 14 09 40
Fax: +33 4 91 73 83 01
E-mail: ealbier@inpp.org

Netherlands – Netherlands Diving Centre/Nationaal Duikcentrum (NDC)

Buitenhofdreef 280, 2625 RE Delft, The Netherlands
www.ndc.nl and www.ndcci.nl
Contact: Ing. JJ Isselmann (Director/Representative)
Contact: ASK BackOffice (Director Mrs Carin Bot)
Tel: +31 15 251 2024
Fax: +31 15 251 2021
E-mail: post@ndc.nl or post@ndcci.nl

New Zealand – WorkSafe New Zealand

86 Customhouse Quay, PO Box 165, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
www.worksafe.govt.nz
Contact: Certifications, Approvals & Registrations Team
Tel: +64 4 897 7699
E-mail: occdiving@worksafe.govt.nz

Norway – Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA)

Professor Olav Hanssens vei 10, Box 599, N-4003 Stavanger, Norway
www.psa.no
Contact: Olav Hauso/Bjarne Sandvik/John Arne Ask
Tel: +47 5187 6050
Fax: +47 5187 6080
E-mail: postboks@ptil.no

South Africa – Department of Labour

Laboria House, 215 Schoeman Street, Pretoria, South Africa
www.labour.gov.za
Contact: Jabu Mhlophe Keke Khoza
Tel: +27 12 309 4400 +27 12 309 4399
Mob: +27 78 800 9527 +27 84 959 8043
Fax: +27 12 309 4763
E-mail: jabu.mhlophe@labour.gov.za keke.khoza@labour.gov.za

United Kingdom – Health & Safety Executive (HSE)

Diving Operations Strategy Team, Rosebery Court, St Andrews Business Park, Central Avenue, Norwich, NR7 0HS, UK
www.hse.gov.uk/diving
Contact: Diving Administrative Support Team
Tel: +44 (0)23 028 2741
E-mail: diving@hse.gov.uk

United States – Association of Diving Contractors International (ADC)

5206 FM 1960 West, Suite 202, Houston TX 77079, USAwww.adc-int.org
Contact: Nancy Vu
Tel: +1 281 893 8388
E-mail: nancy@adc-int.com

IMCA

(Air and Bell Diving Supervisor and Life Support Technician certificates only)
52 Grosvenor Gardens, London, SW1W 0AU
www.imca-int.com/certification
Contact: IMCA Certification Team
Tel: +44 (0)20 7824 5522
Fax: +44 (0)20 7824 5521
E-mail: certification@imca-int.com

Other certificates

In the case of the following, certificates are issued directly by the schools listed and contact should be made with the school directly to verify their validity:

  • India – Commercial Surface Supply Course, Kochi (issued between September 2002 and January 2013);
  • ACDE certificates issued since 1993 by the following US training schools, recognised by the Association of Commercial Diving Educators (ACDE) in respect of training/assessment performed in accordance with US Standard ANSI/ACDE-01-1993 and its successor standard ANSI/ACDE-01-1998;
  • IMCA Surface Supplied: Certificates issued with the approval of IMCA, following competence assessment of experienced surface supplied divers in accordance with information note Competence assessment of experienced surface supplied divers, by:
    • Diving Diseases Research Centre
    • KB Associates Pte Ltd
    • Interdive Services Ltd
    • National Hyperbaric Centre.
  • IMCA Surface Supplied and Bell Diver: Certificates issued under the ‘Verification of experienced ACDE surface supplied and bell divers’ undertaken by The Ocean Corporation and KB Associates (Europe) with the approval of IMCA.