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.
To renew an EXPIRING CARD use Application Form #3, 4, 5, or 6 below. Applications are processed only if all required documentation. payment, and required photo is submitted. Incomplete applications will not be accepted and will not be returned. The entire approval process can take as long as three to four weeks.
If your card is LOST or STOLEN use Form #8 or 9. You will receive a copy of your current card with no changes in expiration dates.
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. These groups PADI and NAUI (Scuba) are not recognized by ADCI. (PADI Letter from President)
Please feel free to review our 6th Edition of the Consensus Standards for a list of our requirements.
1. Certification Card Requirements Chart
2. Application Form - ADC Member Commercial Diving Schools
3. Application Form - ADCI Member Company - (INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS - DO NOT SEND MONEY ORDER, CHECK OR WIRE FUNDS UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED CONFIRMATION THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN APPROVED).
4. Solicitud en Español - COMPAÑIA MIEMBRO DE LA ADCI
5. Application Form - Individual Commercial Diver - (INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS - DO NOT SEND MONEY ORDER, CHECK OR WIRE FUNDS UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED CONFIRMATION THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN APPROVED).
6. Solicitud en Español - Individual
7. Photo Instructions
8. Replacement For Lost or Stolen Card Application