IDC Staff Instructor

PADI IDC Staff Instructors are PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainers who have successfully completed an IDC Staff Instructor course. During their training, IDC Staff Instructors overview the entire PADI Instructor Development program and learn to act as assistants during instructor-level training courses. IDC Staff Instructors work with PADI Course Directors to develop instructor candidates teaching abilities as well as shape their attitudes as dive professionals. IDC Staff Instructors are also authorized to independently conduct PADI Assistant Instructor courses.

To enroll in a PADI IDC Staff Instructor course, an individual must:

• Be a renewed, Teaching status PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer.

• Agree to conduct all PADI certification courses and experience programs using methods consistent with PADI Standards and philosophy as outlined in the PADI Instructor Manual.

• Agree to use the PADI System and components in its entirety.

The IDC Staff Instructor course is divided into four steps: Preassessment, Knowledge Development, Evaluation Training, and Auditing an IDC. Since the course includes auditing an IDC, it must be conducted in conjunction with an IDC. IDC Staff Instructor candidates must satisfactorily complete all course performance requirements to be certified as PADI IDC Staff Instructors.