Padi – Staff Instructor

The PADI IDC Staff Instructor course is designed to provide PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainers with the additional training necessary to staff PADI Instructor Development programs. This course builds upon the IDC Staff Instructor candidate’s 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, IDC Staff Instructor candidates learn to teach the PADI Assistant Instructor course and assist with instructor development programs.


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

  1. Be renewed and in Teaching status as a PADI Instructor for the current year.
  2. Hold a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating.
  3. Agree to conduct all levels of diver training consistent with the standards and philosophy outlined in the PADI Instructor Manual.
  4. Agree to use the PADI System and components in its entirety.