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”
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”
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”
As part of the ongoing revision of the IMCA exam system for Life Support Technicians (LST) and Diving Supervisors, IMCA is pleased to announce that it will be launching the revised LST exam on 1 January 2019. The exam will be made up of three sections covering the following topics: Physics (20 questions) Physiology (20 … Continue reading “Launch of revised IMCA LST Exam”
During a recent Diving Division Management Committee meeting a review of the IMCA examination resit protocol was conducted. It was noted that the posts of diving supervisor and life support technician (LST) are safety critical and it is essential that candidates for these positions are able to demonstrate convincingly that they have the necessary aptitude, … Continue reading “Changes in IMCA exam resit protocol”
Note: This information note was originally published in January 2018. Minor amendments were made in September 2018 to bring the information listed up to date. This information note supersedes IMCA D 16/16 which is now withdrawn, and supplements section 5.1 of IMCA D 014 – . 1 Diver certificates The following certificates are currently recognised by … Continue reading “Diver and diving supervisor certification”
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”
This information note sets out the certificates for divers and diving supervisors which are currently recognised by IMCA for offshore diving under the IMCA International Code of Practice for Offshore Diving (IMCA D 014).
This information note sets out the list of certificates for divers and diving supervisors which are currently recognised by IMCA for offshore diving under the IMCA International Code of Practice for Offshore Diving.