A summary of information for diving-related training providers is set out below:
- Diver Training – IMCA does not approve diver training providers, but recognises certificates issued by various authorities, as set out in Diver and diving supervisor certification. Training providers should contact their relevant national authority for more details.
- Trainee Diving Supervisor and Assistant Life Support Technician – IMCA does offer approval of these training courses, in line with the IMCA certification schemes and the guidance set out in IMCA D 013 and IMCA D 005. Currently approved providers are listed on the following pages:
- Diver Medic – IMCA does offer recognition of diver medic courses, in line with IMCA D 020 – see the list of recognised schools.
There are no other courses for which IMCA offers approval or recognition.
Notice for applicant training providers
As part of our document review process, IMCA is currently revising IMCA D 013 and IMCA D 020.
Due to limited capacity within the IMCA Diving Division, until these reviews are complete, no new applications for IMCA training school recognition are currently being accepted.
It is anticipated that the reviews of IMCA D 020 and D 013 will be completed in the first quarter of 2019. Once the revised documents have been published, IMCA will once again begin accepting new applications from training establishments for recognition to teach IMCA approved diver medic, offshore diving supervisor and life support technician training courses.