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DEPT. OF MARINE RESOURCES
Maine Diver and Dive Tender License Safety Training Requirements
Beginning December 21, 2009, new requirements for safety training for divers and tenders are in effect. If you have held a tending license (since 1995) or diving license in the past you have until August 1, 2010 to get your current CPR and First Aid card. If, however, you renew your license prior to August 1, 2010, you will not need to show proof until January 1, 2011.
Each person licensed as a sea urchin or scallop diving tender under 12 M.R.S. §6535 (sea urchin and scallop diving tender license), or acting as a tender under a license issued pursuant to 12 M.R.S. §6701(5)(B) (hand fishing scallop license with tender), or §6748(4)(B) (hand fishing sea urchin license with tender), must have completed safety training. The training requirements or equivalents include a Cardio-Pulmonary Response (CPR) Card and First Aid Card; plus the DMR Diving Safety Course for Tenders certificate of completion card; or receive a Department approved waiver.
Persons licensed as a scallop diver in accordance with 12 M.R.S. §6701 (hand fishing scallop license) or sea urchin diver in accordance with §6748 (hand fishing sea urchin license) shall provide a current (non-expired) copy of a Cardio-Pulmonary Response (CPR) Card and First Aid Card or equivalent at license renewal time beginning August 1, 2010. (No new urchin or scallop diver licenses are being issued at this time.)
Print the booklet and answer sheet and return the answer sheet and proof of a current CPR and First Aid Card to the address at the bottom of the sheet. Individuals must successfully pass with a score of 75 or better (allowing only 5 wrong) to get a Certificate of Completion. The test booklet and answer sheet are PDF files, and require Adobe Acrobat or free Adobe Reader software (download here), version 6 or higher to view or print.
For more information, write or call:
The Commissioner may waive the requirement to complete the CPR, First Aid or the DMR Diving Safety Course
for Tenders as provided in Chapter 105.10(B) for any person who demonstrates to the Commissioner, either
through documented experience or technical or professional accreditation, a level of knowledge at least equal to
that expected from a person who completed the training requirements of this Chapter. It is the responsibility of
the person seeking such a waiver to request that waiver in writing to the Commissioner and to provide any
documentation the Commissioner determines necessary to make a decision.
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