Simple, user-friendly competence management

Essentially, competence management is a combination of knowledge, skill and experience that taken together indicate that a candidate is capable of performing safety critical, technical and operational duties over a wide range of activities.

It is important to obtain externally verified certificates of competence for all personnel involved in offshore activities.

This applies to personnel employed by contracting companies and freelance personnel.

Increasingly tenders for contracts now require organisations to demonstrate they have a robust, externally verified competence management programme in place.

The practice of demonstrating competence in the offshore industry has come a long way in recent years, driven in part by our efforts to rationalise and streamline the process to the benefit of both individuals and operating companies.

Our corporate competence management tools are second to none, and provide companies with everything they need to swiftly and effectively get their organisations certified and accredited within IMCA-aligned guidelines. Our Competence Programs provide personnel with a robust system of Professional Development in the workplace. If you are looking to start a new company scheme or update your existing scheme, please contact us or request a quote using the form below.

Key Points

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Robust Certification
Externally accredited


Suitable For
All IMCA Grades (incl ROV, AUV, Diving, Survey, Marine inc. Small Workboat)

Certification and assessment fee

IMCA Grades

IMCA have specified grades for positions throughout the offshore industry

Remote Operations (ROV)

  • ROV Superintendent
  • ROV Supervisor
  • Senior Pilot (Submersible Engineer)
  • Pilot Technician Grade I
  • Pilot Technician Grade II
  • AUV Technician


  • Dive Superintendent
  • Bell Diving Supervisor
  • Bell Diver
  • Air Diving Supervisor
  • Air Diver
  • Dive Technician Supervisor
  • Dive Technician (Electrical)
  • Dive Technician (Mechanical)
  • Life Support Supervisor
  • Life Support Technician
  • Assistant Life Support Technician


Bridge/Engine Room

  • Master
  • Chief Mate
  • Bridge Watch Keeper
  • Senior DP Operator
  • DP Operator
  • Junior DP Operator
  • Engineer i/c Watch
  • ETO
  • Able Seafarer

Back Deck

  • Deck Foreman
  • Crane Operator
  • Rigger
  • Welder
  • Able Seafarer

Small Work Boat

  • Master
  • Able Seafarer (Deckhand)
  • Support Engineer
  • Marine Coordinator


  • Party Chief
  • Surveyor (Senior, Grade I, Grade II)
  • Data Processor (Senior, Grade I, Grade II)
  • Survey Engineer (Senior, Grade I, Grade II)
  • Geophysicist (Senior, Grade I, Grade II)

Support Roles

  • Client Representation
  • Administration