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IADC Launches New Competence Program to Assess Subsea Technicians

The Subsea Competency Assessment Program (SCA) is IADC’s newest program to enhance workforce competence in the drilling industry. The program was designed to assess and verify knowledge and skills for Subsea Technicians. The industry-defined requirements, guidelines, and recommendations provide a clear pathway for credentialing Subsea Technicians.

The goal of the program is to credential qualified personnel who have a position-specific comprehension of concepts and who have demonstrated effective skills on the jobsite.

SCA Program Detals

The Subsea Competency Assessment Program is based on the principle that assessing and verifying the knowledge and practical skills of Subsea Technicians is critical to successful operations. It is a foundational necessity for producing competent Subsea Technicians. Working together with operators, drilling contractors, and professional trainers, IADC Members developed quality benchmarks to ensure that individuals in the position of Subsea Technician adhere to a core standard of knowledge and skills developed by industry.

Objectives of the Program

  1. Develop a job-specific knowledge and skill competency profile applicable worldwide for credentialing Subsea Technicians.
  2. Provide guidelines and criteria for achieving the credential to ensure individual assessment criteria are consistent.
  3. Provide a formal system of industry credentialing that demonstrates methodology for measuring individual proficiency to a prescribed minimum standard in the job skills identified.