Prior Learning Assessment and Review Program (PLAR)

The PLAR program is designed to assist divers who are looking to upgrade their current diving qualifications to the Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC) certifications which are internationally recognized and endorsed through the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA).

Who Qualifies for a PLAR?

  • Divers with a qualification from another certifying agencies that wish to upgrade to the DCBC.
  • Divers with expired DCBC qualifications that have not met the renewal requirements.
  • Divers who are looking to ‘Top Off’ their training so that they can achieve a DCBC certification.
  • Divers who have been employed as occupational divers without formal commercial training may qualify for a PLAR.

How to get started?

  • Click the ‘Apply Now’ and register for the PLAR course
  • Submit the Requested Documentation for Review by the Admissions Department
  • The Admissions Department will present a PLAR training plan which will then include:
    1. Selection of Training Dates
    2. Tuition Fees

If you are a current DCBC Unrestricted / Occupational SCUBA Diver or DCBC Restricted Surface Supplied Diver....CDI wants to talk to you a about a special PLAR program that will upgrade you to the Unrestricted Surface Supplied qualification.  This new CDI PLAR program will save you significant money on the upgrade training. 

Call Vern Johnston, Director of Operations at 1 866 861 1848 or email [email protected] for details on how you can apply for significant tuition savings on your enrollment to become an Unrestricted Surface Supplied Diver!  Act today!

Admission Details

"This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training".