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Imca posted an update on LinkedIn and full message on imca website


Unofficial ROV Technician Accreditation




Category | News 5 October 2015

A number of individuals have contacted the IMCA secretariat over the last few months seeking clarity on their ROV technician

competency and operator grade status. Almost all wish to get guidance on how to acquire IMCA Certification or Accreditation for

their ROV skills, grade or position in their company. Please be aware that IMCA does not issue Certification or Accreditation for any ROV technician competence listed in our competence

framework, or any other company or training provider competence framework. For further information download Information Note IMCA R 05/15.

http://www.imca-int.com/media/216019/imcar05-15.pdf
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IMCA does not issue Certification or Accreditation however I contacted them regarding personnel grading and they confirmed that all Rov Personnel had to be re-assessed every 3 - 5 year , Please PM me and I will forward the email from them .

All this came about after I saw on MTCS web site " http://www.mtcs.info/competence/certificate-renewal/ "

IMCA has all ways said they do not not issue Certification or Accreditation for any ROV technician competence grade . So this is nothing new however it does not stop the schools from selling the idea to all the clients .

Just look back 10 years ago when someone at MTCS put in someone head about a HV cert at the time it was not a general requirement however these days it seems to be .

At the end of the day its all down to what the client will and wont accept but I would still like to know how can MTCS can carry out competence assessment on people they have never even seen before .
Please dont say Log books as most of the Superintendents and Supervisors out there will tell you it means very little , just put the person on the sticks for 10 minutes and your know if he has the experience .

Even in the paper work from IMCA it states competence assessments should be carried out by managers or supervisors in other words In House and not done by Schools or academy's.

I did check other schools and MTCS is the only one that's doing re-assessments . If your still not sure go to your current or previous employer who is a IMCA member and request a assessment .

When the rov work returns the last thing you want to be told is " Sorry your competence assessment is out of date "

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