Just as scuba divers look up to Divemasters, Instructor candidates really respect IDC Staff Instructors. As the name implies, IDC Staff Instructors assist with instructor training and share their wisdom and experience with new PADI leaders.
Taking the IDC Staff Instructor course provides you with in-depth knowledge of the Instructor development process and prepares you to shape the next generation of PADI Professionals. It’s also a great career move.
PADI IDC Staff Instructors are PADI Instructors moving towards instructor-level training or teaching the Instructor Development Course (IDC). IDC Staff Instructors can independently train and certify PADI assistant instructors as well as help train PADI open water scuba instructors.
The PADI IDC Staff Instructor program is designed to provide you – PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainers (MSDT) with the additional training necessary to staff PADI Instructor Development programs. This program builds upon your experience and abilities as a dive educator while concentrating on developing evaluation and counseling skills.
Through independent study, classroom sessions, guided evaluation training and an internship, you’ll learn to teach the PADI Assistant Instructor program and assist with Instructor Development programs. The Staff Instructor course consists of: 1-2 days theory and practical with Course Director, learning the evaluation process, and perfecting teaching skills. The candidate will then sit in on an entire IDC, evaluating students alongside with Course Director.
A qualified IDC Staff Instructor is certified to teach PADI Assistant Instructor courses and assist in instructor-level training. Topics covered are the same as an IDC, plus additional training in knowledge development, confined water and open water evaluations.
Personal skills are also brought up to IDC demonstration quality.