Minnesota Commercial Diver Training Center


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 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 November. Each course is eleven weeks long, six days a day, and ten hours a day. Please note that the start dates of each course change from year to year. The 2015 schedule is as follows:

MCDTC 2015 Course Schedule

First option: March 16 - May 30th

Second option: June 1 - August 15th

Last option: August 17 - October 31st

*Please Note that the Tuition is $14,500.00

*Promotional Pricing for August 17 - October 31st Class:

$500 off of tuition when you Apply and pay deposit of $1000 between June 1 - 30, 2015

$250 off of tuition when you Apply and pay deposit of $1000 between July 1 - 31, 2015

*Note: in order to receive the promotional price you MUST send in your application with deposit within the dates listed above. Failure to submit both items within the allowed time frames will veto the promotional price. Any applications and deposits received after July 31st, 2015 will assume the original tuition price of $14,500.00


To apply to the MCDTC please see the Application and Forms link on this website, or you may contact us directly for a 'potential student’s information packet'.

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 bill@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.

Attention Engineers:

The Minnesota Commercial Diver Training Center has been approved to run an accelerated commercial diver training course for certified engineers. However, the applying process (applications, forms, etc.) is much different than the process of applying for the regular course (above), so you must contact Mark Owens (not MCDTC!) for more information. Mark may be reached at:




*Mark and MCDTC are hoping to run this engineer course in spring of 2014*