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Training & Certification

Recertification Requirements

NOAA Divers whose dive certifications have lapsed due to lack of activity shall be temporarily suspended pending the completion of a recertification program.

3-6 month lapse in conducting a dive:

  • Perform a training-only, basic checkout dive with the UDS or designee.
  • Based on the diver’s performance during the checkout dive, the UDS may require additional academic or practical training in order to recertify.

6-12 month lapse in conducting a dive:

  • LODO/SODO is responsible for reauthorization.
  • Divers must complete a minimum of a training-only, basic checkout dive with the UDS or designee.
  • Report of NOAA Skills Evaluation Check Out Dive (NF 57-03-35) must be completed.
  • The UDS will forward a copy of the Skills Checkout Form and a recommendation to the LODO/SODO for consideration.
  • The LODO/SODO will determine if the diver has met the recertification requirements and either authorize the diver to return to diving status or specify any additional requirements needed to reauthorize.

More than 12 month lapse:

  • If a diver does not complete the required number of dives for a period of more than 12 months they must complete a refresher training program specified by the LODO/SODO.

 

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