The DAN Instructor Qualification Course (IQC) trains and educates qualified scuba diving Instructors to plan, manage, conduct and promote dive safety through DAN Training Programmes such as the Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries, Advanced Oxygen First Aid, Remote Emergency Medical Oxygen (REMO2™), Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for Scuba Diving, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries and Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies.
In addition, the course develops role-model teaching techniques in the use of first aid for suspected dive injuries. Instructor Candidates also have the opportunity to develop further knowledge in relation to the special considerations involved in providing emergency first aid.
The DAN IQC consists of seven modules. There is a core module that introduces DAN and the DAN Training philosophy. This core programme serves as the introduction for all other DAN Training programmes. The remaining programme modules represent each of the individual training courses offered by DAN.
Participants must be certified as Provider before they can be certified as Instructor for that kind of course.
For example, the DAN Oxygen Instructor must be certified as DAN Oxygen Provider before he can get certified as DAN Oxygen Instructor.
To enroll in an Instructor Qualification Course, an individual must:
- Active dive instructor, with teaching status, a Padi Assistent Instructor can also enter, when he also is / becomes a EFR Instructor.
- Be of become a DAN member.
- Have completed the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) course within the past 24 months.
Have completed the Emergency First Response Secondary Care (First Aid) course within the past 24 months.