So you’re thinking of starting a career as a Commercial Diver?
Well you’ve started your search for training in the right place.

The Minnesota Commercial Diver Training Center, Inc. (MCDTC) is a well-established and respected facility in Brainerd, that has trained some of the best divers in the country. We pride ourselves on being able to move our students through training in the shortest allowed amount of time possible, so that our graduates can enter the working world of commercial diving quickly.

Due to MCDTC location in the heart of Minnesota, courses are only offered three times a year; spanning the months of March through October. Each course is eleven weeks long, six days a week, and ten hours a day. The tuition for the commercial diver course in $16,000. Please note that the start dates of each course change from year to year. The 2021 schedule is as follows:

MCDTC 2021 Course Schedule

First Class: May 24th - August 7th

Second Class: August 16th - October 30th

To apply to the MCDTC please hover over the "admissions" tab and select "application" link above.

The max class size is twelve students per course; thus classes fill up quickly. In order to secure a spot in one of the above scheduled courses you’ll need to complete the Application, Waiver, and Medical forms, and send them along with a deposit of $1000.00 to:

Minnesota Commercial Diver Training Center, Inc.

712 Washington Street

Brainerd, MN 56401


You may also e-mail the completed forms to todd@mndiving.com, but please place your name and date of course you’d like to attend in the ‘subject’ box.

For further information into our training facility please review the links on this website,and/or contact us at info@mndiving.com, 1-800-216-5521, or 218-829-1191.


The MCDTC offers an accelerated engineer/diver training course for qualified engineers or engineers in training (EITs). However the application process is much different than the process for the regular course (above). To receive more information or apply please contact Mark Owens or Julie Owens at mark@superiordivingrepair.com or 218-825-7009. Class size is limited. 


Upon graduation you will receive an ADCI entry level diver/tender certification.



TUITION $16,000.00

DEPOSIT $3,000.00


*These dates are subject to change due to COVID-19.

First day of class: Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

Last day of class: Wednesday, May 26th, 2021