- Instructor development standards, procedures and curriculum
- How to organize and conduct the PADI Assistant Instructor course
- The psychology of evaluation and counseling
- Evaluating knowledge development, confined water and open water teaching presentations
IDC Staff Instructor Duties
Teaching status, updated IDC Staff Instructors are authorized to staff instructor
development programs and teach PADI Assistant Instructor courses. They work closely
with PADI Course Directors to develop instructor candidates teaching abilities as well
as shape their attitudes as dive professionals. As with PADI CDs, IDC Staff Instructors
also are role models with regard to diver training and professionalism, and are
responsible members of the dive community.
IDC Staff Instructors counsel instructor candidates on improving skills and developing effective teaching presentations. As such, IDC Staff have a strong working knowledge of current PADI standards, programs and procedures. IDC Staff Instructors are influential in instructor candidate development and conduct.
Training and Certification
The IDC Staff Instructor course is conducted in conjunction with an IDC and includes
auditing an entire IDC or presenting all Assistant Instructor course components. IDC
Staff Instructor candidates learn how to evaluate knowledge development, confined
water and open water teaching presentations, as well as develop familiarity with the
When the CD verifies that all performance requirements are met, candidates apply
for PADI IDC Staff Instructor certification by submitting a completed IDC Staff
Instructor Application to their PADI Office.
*Note: IDC Staff Instructors certified before January 2001 upgrade their knowledge and skills before
teaching PADI Assistant Instructor courses or staffing instructor development programs by either
attending an IDC Staff Upgrade or by auditing a complete PADI IDC Staff Instructor course