PADI Instructor Development Program
Anythig worth having is worth working for and The PADI Instructor Development Program is no exception. There are five critical components which all need to be completed prior to becoming a PADI Instructor.
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Find out what you can teach at each level of PADI professtional training.
Instructor Independent Study
You will start your instructor program with an on-line learning portion which you can complete at your own pace. Whether you're on the go or want to take it slow, now you can complete a large portion of the knowledge development required for the PADI Instructor Development course with PADI eLearning. It's a great match for your active schedule.
As a PADI Assistant Instructor, you not only gain additional experience as a PADI Professional scuba diver, but you also start learning the PADI System of diver education. You can act as an instructional scuba assistant and assume limited teaching responsibilities. It's a great way to gain experience in order to become a scuba instructor!
Open Water Scuba Instructor
Are you looking for something extraordinary? To do something others can only dream of? To open doors you didn't even know existed? All of this, and more, awaits you as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
The OWSI program is a minimum of four days. It introduces you to the entire PADI System of diver education and concentrates on further developing your abilities as a professional dive educator.
Emergency First Response Instructor Course
The Emergency First Response Instructor course trains you to teach Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) for adults, children and infants. By acquiring this credential, you can provide necessary training to meet prerequisites for Rescue Diver and Divemaster courses. You need this credential to become an Open Water Scuba Instructor.
The Instructor Exam (IE) is a standardized, objective evaluation conducted by Instructor Examiners from PADI Headquarters.