DIT is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC, The Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency under the provisions of Chapter 33, Title 38, U.S. Code and subsequent legislation. DIT is licensed by the Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board (WTECB).


  • Accepts only qualified applicants
  • Has specific job-oriented training objectives
  • Offers organized, comprehensive training in current occupational practices
  • Provides an adequate, competent faculty with industry experience
  • Provides necessary student services
  • Uses safe and sufficient facilities and equipment
  • Assures that graduates are qualified for employment
  • Has qualified administrators with records of integrity
  • Enrollment agreement clearly outlines the obligation of both the school and the student
  • Uses truthful advertisements and promotional materials
  • Maintains permanent student records
  • Is fair in financial dealings and has a fair and equitable refund policy
  • Has continuing programs of self-improvement

NOTE: This school is licensed under Chapter 28C.10 RCW; inquiries or complaints regarding this or any other private vocational school may be made to:

Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board

P.O. Box 43105

Olympia, WA 98504-3105
Phone – (206) 753-5673
Email –


DIT was initially audited by the Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC) in September 2003 and has been in compliance with CSA Z275 in 5-year audits ever since. DIT was the first diving program in the U.S. to reach the goal of providing international certification. Most international diving and national certifying agencies have reciprocity agreements to recognize DIT graduates’ international certifications. DCBC certification is recognized by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) of the United Kingdom and the Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme (ADAS). International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) fully recognizes the DCBC Unrestricted Diver certification our students receive without them having to log further dives after graduation.