CDA Technical Institute's Commercial Diver Program

Available Certifications

CDA is the only commercial diving program in the United States to qualify students to receive all of the certifications listed on this page.  The short video below explains the importance of certifications and how having the right certifications can boost your career opportunities.

Unrestricted Surface Supplied Diving Certification

Issued by the Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC) and recognized by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) -- Allowing our graduates to work worldwide

In addition CDA's Program NOW includes Commercial Scuba Endorsement from the DCBC. This certification meets the latest standards for IMCA's an Internationally recognized Commercial Diver Standards. 

Unrestricted Surface Supplied Diving Certification from CDA Technical Institute

Commercial Diver Certification

Issued by Association of Commercial Diving Educators (ACDE) -- An additional diving certification, recognized as suitable basic training by IMCA

Commercial Diving Certification from CDA Technical Institute

Entry Level Tender/Diver Certification

Issued by the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) -- An additional diving certification, widely recognized throughout the United States as the certification for employment as a commercial diver.

Entry Level Tender Diver Certification from CDA Technical Institute

 

Topside Welding for Commercial Divers

Certificate of successful completion issued in accordance with American Welding Society (AWS) standards -- This training provides the foundation necessary to seek a career as a commercial diver

Maritime welding certification from CDA Technical Institute

Underwater Welding

Certificate of successful completion of Underwater Welding from CDA -- An additional qualification provides the skills necessary to weld underwater*

Underwater welding certification from CDA Technical Institute

First Aid, CPR, AED & O2 Provider Training

Certification includes Oxygen First Aid, AED use, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life, CPR First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens -- Required for all employees in the industry

Dive Medic Certification from CDA Technical Institute

HazMat/Hazwoper

Issued by Occupational Health and Safety Administration OSHA -- Required for all employees in the industry

Hazmat Hazwoper certification from CDA Technical Institute

 

Offshore Survival

Certificate of successful completion of Offshore Survival from CDA**

 

Nondestructive Testing

Certificate of successful completion of NDT from CDA, recognized by API & meeting the standards set forth by American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) for Levels I & II Visual Inspection, Magnetic Particle and Ultrasonic Thickness for underwater use**

 

Rigging Levels I & II and Core Curriculum

Ceredentials from National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) for Basic Rigging and for Core Curriculum, including Hand and Power Tools, Safety, Blueprint reading -- These skills are a part of the CDA Advantage and go beyond the standard diver training

Basic rigging and core curriculum certification from CDA Technical Institute

*The Air Mixed Gas Commercial Diver Program does not qualify a student to become an underwater welding specialist. Additional training is required for certification. Contact our Admission Team for details - 888 974-2232.

** These skills are a part of the CDA Advantage and go beyond the standard diver training.