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Diving Supervisor CPD

As diving supervisors sit in a safety critical role, an effective means of ensuring they keep abreast of changes in industry good practice and guidance is essential.  The IMCA Diving CPD App incorporates the latest in training techniques to support diving supervisors in keeping up to date with current information and guidelines.

Continuing professional development (CPD) became mandatory for IMCA diving supervisors in January 2021.  All those who wish to maintain the validity of their diving supervisor certificates need to undertake appropriate CPD and satisfy IMCA that this has been done. The IMCA Diving CPD App provides a platform to facilitate this. 

The app is available to all IMCA certified supervisors, and registrations will also be accepted from both Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme (ADAS) and Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC) diving supervisors. Availability for those working in other diving roles is currently being considered – please check back soon.

The app can be used across mobile and desktop devices, online and offline, so users can choose when and where to complete the relevant modules.

IMCA Contact

Peter Sieniewicz
Technical Adviser – Diving
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Current CPD Content

Eight units of learning material and assessments are available at any one time, with the oldest unit removed as each new one is added. Current units include the following modules, including core content (CM) and air diving (ADS), plus additional modules bell/saturation diving (BDS) required for bell diving supervisors:

Unit 1 2023
  • Due for release on 27 February
Unit 4 2022
  • CM23 – Flash Fire O2 Quad Hose
  • CM24 – Damage to Chain Hoist Subsea
  • ADS45 – IMCA D023 Summary of Changes
  • ADS46 – Wet Bell part 1 of 3 – Components, Design, Mobilisation & Deployment
  • ADS47 – DMAC 01 & changes to DMAC 15
  • ADS48 – Safe Location of Divers During Subsea Lifts
  • BDS12 – Bell Emergency Valves – Isolation Process
Unit 3 2022 (Aug)
  • CM21 – USB power bank (lithium battery) fire
  • CM22 – Diver experienced an air flow restriction
  • ADS41 – Open parachute type underwater air lift bags (2/2)
  • ADS42 – Failure mode and effect (criticality) analysis
  • ADS43 – Diving from vessels
  • ADS44 – COVID-19 – Revised guidance for diving contractors
  • BDS11 – Lost bell survival (2/2)
Unit 2 2022 (May)
  • CM19 – Bailout manifold failure
  • CM20 – Control of work/complacency
  • ADS37 – Oxy-arc cutting
  • ADS38 – Hydraulic cutting
  • ADS39 – Open parachute type underwater air lift bags
  • ADS40 – Competency assessment
  • BDS10 – Lost bell recovery (1/2)
Unit 1 2022 (Feb)
  • CM17 – Conductor movement during dredging
  • CM18 – Failure first stage reg LP blanking cap
  • ADS33 – Differential pressure – Delta P
  • ADS34 – New revision of IMCA D 018
  • ADS35 – Selection of appropriate lifting mode during subsea crane operations
  • ADS36 – Diving in contaminated waters
  • BDS9 – Closed bell diver excursion (upward/downward) limit
Unit 4 2021 (Oct)
  • CM15 – Diver crush injury – line of fire
  • CM16 – Nitrogen hose failure – use of whip checks
  • ADS29 – Pneumothorax
  • ADS30 – Logbooks and record keeping
  • ADS31 – Development and execution of realistic drills
  • ADS32 – Effect of underwater currents on divers’ performance
  • BDS8 – Hyperbaric evacuation process
Unit 3 2021 (Jul)
  • CM13 – Fatality during diving operations
  • CM14 – Failure of EGS valve stem
  • ADS25 – Guidance on surface swimmers
  • ADS26 – Scaffolding and diving
  • ADS27 – Umbilical distance calculations
  • ADS28 – SRP diving operations
  • BDS7 – Rebreather bailout systems
Unit 2 2021 (Apr)
  • CM11 – Hand-held torque wrench
  • CM12 – DDC viewport failure
  • ADS21 – Permit to work
  • ADS22 – ROV diver SIMOPs
  • ADS23 – Surface supplied mixed gas
  • ADS24 – VO₂ max
  • BDS6 – Saturation – minimum gas required offshore
Unit 1 2021 (Feb)
  • CM9 – HP water jet
  • CM10 – CPR success story
  • ADS17 – COVID guidance
  • ADS18 – Diving in contaminated waters
  • ADS19 – Isolation: lock out/tag out
  • ADSD20 – Risk management
  • BDS5 – Bell atmosphere contamination