$post_typeDistance learning techniques are not accepted by IMCA for the delivery of any diving division IMCA-approved training courses

1 Background This information note has been issued as it has been brought to IMCA’s attention that IMCA Trainee Air Diving Supervisor (TADS) courses are being offered through a distance learning package, and some certificates indicating satisfactory TADS course completions have been issued to persons who have not attended and passed complete face-to-face classroom-taught TADS … Continue reading “Distance learning techniques are not accepted by IMCA for the delivery of any diving division IMCA-approved training courses”

$post_typeUpdate on the project to revise the IMCA bell diving supervisor examination

IMCA would like to advise its members that as part of ongoing improvements to the IMCA examination system, the project to revise the IMCA Bell Diving Supervisor (BDS) examination is almost complete.  The revised examination will consist of four sections: Physics; Physiology; Chamber Practices; Bell Diving Operations. The BDS exam is based around the content … Continue reading “Update on the project to revise the IMCA bell diving supervisor examination”

$post_typeRecent rise in forged ADAS diver training certificates

IMCA currently recognises the certificates listed in IMCA D 01/18 Diver and Diving Supervisor Certification for offshore diving under the IMCA International Code of Practice for Offshore Diving (IMCA D 014).  The IMCA D 01/18 list includes certain certificates issued by the Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme (ADAS). IMCA has been advised by ADAS of a … Continue reading “Recent rise in forged ADAS diver training certificates”

$post_typeADCI “International Endorsement” Diver Training Certificates – Clarification on IMCA Recognition

IMCA members should note the contents of the Association of Diving Contractor International (ADCI) Advisory Notice entitled, “ADCI Surface-Supplied Diver Certifications (International Endorsement – IMCA Recognized).”  The Notice is available here.  For convenience, a copy is also attached. The ADCI Notice makes it clear that: IMCA only recognises ADCI surface supplied diver certificates bearing the … Continue reading “ADCI “International Endorsement” Diver Training Certificates – Clarification on IMCA Recognition”

$post_typeDiving supervisor certification – mutual recognition agreements

This note updates information previously provided in IMCA D 04/07 (TCPC 06/07) to reflect an extension of the Canadian agreement (section 2). Contractors need to ensure that personnel working for them in safety-critical positions are fully trained and competent to carry out their roles. To assist members, IMCA runs its internationally accepted offshore diving supervisor certification … Continue reading “Diving supervisor certification – mutual recognition agreements”