Applicants should note that the ADCI Consensus Standards [Section 3] require all applicants for Commercial Diver Certification Cards to have all dives necessary for granting certification to have been performed within a 24-month period immediately prior to issuance of the designation. This standard has been adopted to ensure a continuous sequence of participation and maintenance of skills necessary to Safety perform commercial diving activities.
If you have not had an ADCI Certification Card before, you must include a photo and a copy of your dive school diploma or certificate of completion with your application.
PADI & NAUI are not recognized as formal commercial diver training facilities. Per our minimum qualifications and requirements, Commercial Diver Training must consist of at least 625 documented hours of formal instruction in subjects set forth in the ANSI Standard. Certificates and cards issued by recreational agencies are not recognized as qualifying an individual to perform commercial diving activities in the absence of additional formal commercial diving training from an accredited source. PADI and NAUI (Scuba) are not recognized by ADCI. (PADI Letter from President)
Please feel free to review our 6.1 Edition of the Consensus Standards for a list of our requirements.
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APPLICANTS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES (INTERNATIONAL COUNTRIES) - DO NOT SEND CHECK, MONEY ORDER, OR WIRE FUNDS UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED CONFIRMATION YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN APPROVED.
Application and documentation can be emailed to email@example.com.
1. Certification Card Requirements Chart
2. Application Form - ADCI Member Commercial Diving Schools
3. Application Form - ADCI Member Company - NAUI OR PADI CERTIFICATES ARE NOT ACCEPTED
4. Application Form - Individual Commercial Diver - NAUI OR PADI CERTIFICATES ARE NOT ACCEPTED
5. Photo Instructions
6. Replacement For Lost or Stolen Card Application