Training and Further Education


The training and further education of staff on the equipment in accordance with DVGW worksheet GW329 and the promotion of young scientists in the HDD industry are an essential focus of the Association's objectives.

For this purpose, the DCA has been working successfully for years with various partners in education and training. Particularly noteworthy is the cooperation with the Bohrmeisterschule Celle and the Berufsförderungswerk des Rohrleitungsbauverbandes (brbv). The cooperation primarily concerns the basic training courses for technical supervisors, site managers and equipment operators as well as the necessary further training courses. In addition, however, other training seminars are also held in cooperation, such as the seminar held at the Bohrmeisterschule in 2016 to acquire specialist knowledge as a "rinsing technician for HDD construction measures".

The DCA is primarily responsible for the technical supervision of these courses. This includes the preparation and follow-up of the topics, the selection of speakers and participation in the corresponding examination committees. The professional exchange between the association and the training centre ensures that the quality of the content of the courses is always geared to the requirements of the industry.


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In addition to these training and further education measures, which take place in cooperation with our partners, we have also developed our own further education programmes specially designed for members. This primarily includes the DCA members' forum, which was introduced at the beginning of 2018 and was established as an internal platform for the exchange of experience between the members.

Last but not least, the association is also interested in promoting young scientists in the HDD industry. For this purpose, the DCA Award was established in 2000. The topic area refers to "Practical and visionary development of the controlled horizontal drilling technique and the associated technologies". The prize is awarded annually with 5,000.00 €.

Please direct inquiries to the office.




Drilling Contractors Association (DCA)
Charlottenburger Allee 39
D-52068 Aachen

Phone: +49 - 241 / 9019290
Fax: +49 - 241 / 9019299

Technical Guidlines

In order to ensure a high quality standard in the implementation of HDD projects, the DCA has issued a technical guideline, which is now available in its 4th edition in three languages, German, English and French.


DCA Sponsorship Award

The Drilling Contractors Association (DCA-Europe) aims to promote the new generation of academics in the field of Horizontal Directional Drilling.




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