AAUS training verification cards
The AAUS “Scientific Diver” Verification of Training Card Program that was started in 2001 has been updated and the academy began issuing new cards starting in June 2009. The card front will have the AAUS logo, the OM logo, a picture of the diver, the date of issue and the name of the certifying organizational member (OM). The back of the card will list all specialty training verifications for which the diver qualifies. Once the DSO has verified that an applicant is qualified the applicant’s name will be added to a national registry of scientific divers that have met the training requirements of AAUS. This card is not intended to be used in lieu of a Letter of Reciprocity and Training Verification when requesting reciprocity from or transferring authorization to another AAUS organizational member. Participation in the card program is optional but all applicants will have to meet the following requirements:
- Applicant is an individual member of AAUS, has paid the card fee.
- Candidate’s DSO has verified that the applicant received the required training, as listed in sections four and five of the current AAUS Standards for Scientific Diving Volume 1 and any applicable sections of Volume 2.
- Or A Full Member of AAUS with an AAUS DSO reference who has applied to the AAUS Membership Chair and been approved by the Board of Directors.
You MUST upload your picture to your individual profile under My Picture to receive a card or you can email a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.