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.
Commercial Diver Certification
Issued by Association of Commercial Diving Educators (ACDE) -- An additional diving certification, recognized as suitable basic training by IMCA
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.
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
Certificate of successful completion of Underwater Welding from CDA -- An additional qualification provides the skills necessary to weld underwater*
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
Issued by Occupational Health and Safety Administration OSHA -- Required for all employees in the industry
Certificate of successful completion of Offshore Survival from CDA**
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
Certification from National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) for Basic Rigging and certification 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
*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.