The Association of Commercial Diving Educators was established in 1979 to provide lines of communication between industry, schools and programs which offer commercial diver training. ACDE, Inc. is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The ANSI/ACDE Standard has been revised and approved by ANSI in 2015. The new document is available below.

ACDE Standards and Services

ANSI/ACDE -01-2015 Minimum Standard for Commercial Diver Training
International Diving Schools Association (IDSA) Standard
ANSI/ACDE Commercial Diver Training Certification
ANSI Standard Committee


“ACDE is committed to excellence through continuous quality improvement and highest standards of safety for training commercial divers.”

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