Instructor Developement online!


Instructor Development has never been more convenient!

PADI IDC and Assistant Instructor Candidates may now complete a portion of their IDC or Asistant Instructor program online through PADI’s eLearning system. It reduces the IDC program time by approximately two days. By taking advantage of the eLearning option, IDC candidates and Course Directors have more time to devote to in-water sessions and workshops.

The IDC online program includes nine sections:
  • General Standards and Procedures*
  • Learning the PADI System
  • Risk Management*
  • Marketing diving
  • Promoting Discover Scuba and Open Water programs*
  • Teaching PADI Specialty courses
  • Business of Diving*
  • Promoting continuing education programs*
  • How to teach the RDP

* These programs have a “part two” discussion component to be completed in person with the Course Director.

You will need a current PADI Instructor manual and student diver materials for OW, AOW and Rescue to reference during the online training. Whether using eLearning or doing an entirely classroom option, all IDC candidates will need the materials from the new IDC crewpak.

The nine sections may be completed in any order. You must complete a short assessment at the end of each section to verify section completion.

When you have finished all nine sections, you can print out an eRecord. You must also bring a SWOT analysis, along with a two marketing plans for review and discussion during the classroom portion of your IDC.

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Payment is made to PADI for eLearning via a secure online payment system. There are additional charges to complete your IDC.