PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course

idc staff instructor patch The PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course is designed to augment the Master Scuba Diver Trainer's credentials by giving them the skills and techniques necessary for assisting a PADI Course Director in conducting IDCs. After successfully completing the IDC Staff instructor Course, the Instructor will be able to independently certify PADI Assistant Instructors.

From the PADI Course Director Manual:

"The IDC Staff Instructor course prepares candidates to teach the PADI Assistant Instructor course and to staff PADI instructor development programs. The training furthers teaching abilities and develops candidate's evaluation and counseling skills through independent study, classroom sessions, guided evaluation training and an internship."

IDC Staff Instructor Duties
  • Independently teach and certify PADI Assistant Instructors at dive center or resorts that are at a minimum PADI Five Star Dive Center or Resorts.
  • Conduct IDC segments training segments while a PADI Course Director is available on premises for consultation.
  • Evaluate and critique instructor candidate knowledge development, confined water and open water teaching presentations.
  • Provide counseling and remedial training for instructor candidates and IDC Staff Instructor candidates.
  • Assist with instructor-level continuing education programs, such as PADI Specialty Instructor Training courses.
  • Observe the orientation and closing sessions of PADI Instructor Examinations.

Performance Requirements
  1. Score 80 percent on each of the Dive Theory Exams and have any missed questions reviewed until mastery is achieved. Candidates scoring less than 80 percent on a section are retested.
  2. Score 80 percent on the PADI Systems, Standards and Procedures Exam and have any missed questions reviewed until mastery is achieved. Candidates scoring less than 80 percent are retested.
  3. Perform all 20 dive skills in the Skill Evaluation, scoring 80 total points, with no individual score below 3.
  4. Score at least 4.0 on a knowledge development teaching presentation.
  5. Score at least 4.0 on a confined water teaching presentation.
  6. Attend the four IDC Staff Instructor Course Knowledge Development sessions.
  7. Meet evaluation scoring parameters:
    • Match the control score on four out of six knowledge development evaluation criteria sections for two out of three teaching presentations.
    • Match the control score on three out of the five confined water evaluation criteria sections for two out for three teaching presentations.
    • Match the control score on three out of the five open water evaluation criteria sections for two out of three teaching presentations.
  8. Audit a complete IDC by observing all required IDC curriculum sections or present all components from the Assistant Instructor course, scoring at least a 3.5 on each presentation.

For more information, or to enroll in our PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course or other Instructor Specialty Courses,
contact Colin Zylka our PADI Course Director.