Professional Commercial Diving Tech

DCBC Commercial Diving Program

Get diver certified for international waters with our intensive 25-week, 900 clock hour program. Our Professional Commercial Diving Technology program provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to qualify for the Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC), unrestricted commercial diver certification. This is the top internationally recognized commercial diving certification program.

DCBC Certification Overview


Main Campus Location: Week 1-20,
Approximately 720 clock hours
Satellite Campus Location: Week 21-25
Approximately 180 clock hours
Satellite Campus transfer week/dates may vary between weeks 21 to 25.

Program Length:

Total Program Hours – 900
Total Number of Weeks – 25
Total Classroom Hours – 268
Total Practical Experience – 632
Total Hours Per Week – 36

*A clock hour is defined as 50 minutes of instruction in a 60-minute period of time.

Commercial Diving Certifications

  • Divers Academy Professional Commercial Diver Technology 900 clock hour Diploma
  • DCBC CSA standard Z275.4 commercial diver – unrestricted (if qualified)
  • ANSI/ACDE 01-2015 Commercial Diver Certification
  • NDT-Mag Particle, Liquid Penetrant Level I Certification
  • KMDSI Hat Inspector Certification
  • HAZWOPER 40 hour Hazardous Site Worker Training
  • American Petroleum Institute RP2D Rigger Qualification.
  • Red Cross First Aid and CPR Cards
  • Oxygen Provider and Neurological Certificate
  • ACDI Commercial Dive Tender Card

*Students who complete all DCBC CSA standards may apply for DCBC CSA standard Z275.4 commercial diver – unrestricted.


International Diving Certification

The Professional Commercial Diving Technology program offers students the opportunity to obtain an international commercial dive certification through the Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC) in addition to the ANSI/ACDE Commercial Diver certification. Students will attend 20 weeks of training at our main campus in Erial, NJ to gain the required minimum of 30 hours of depth and dive time in up to 60 feet of water. For the last five weeks, students will transfer to our Satellite Campus in Allentown, PA, to continue training in our deep dive quarry to meet the Canadian DCBC requirements of 20 hours of dive bottom time in 60 to 165 foot deep waters. Each element of the course is required to become a fully certified commercial diver to the ANSI/ACDE and DCBC CSA commercial dive standards.

Courses & Curriculum