The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the cornerstone of PADIs professional-level training.
The course focuses on preparing you to function as a PADI Assistant Instructor or Open Water Scuba Instructor by introducing you to the complete PADI System.
The course focuses your ability to use all components of the system as a professional dive educator.
After enrolling, PADI's eLearning system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading.
Short quizzes let you gauge your progress, and review and correct anything you might happen to miss. This lets you move through the program efficiently and at your own pace.
The PADI Instructor Development Course online is $346 (US) nonrefundable. The fee covers nine separate topics online to prepare you for the practical sessions needed to complete your Assistant Instructor course or Open Water Scuba Instructor course.
The two programs combined represent the full IDC.
After completion of the OWSI course or full IDC, you must successfully complete a PADI Instructor Examination (IE) and also be a CPR and first aid instructor before certification as an Open Water Scuba Instructor.
Your PADI Career Development Center, 5 Star Instructor Development Center or authorized Course Director or IDC Staff Instructor will charge an additional fee for the practical sessions of your training. There is an Assistant Instructor application fee or an IDC registration fee and IE fee that must be paid to PADI for processing.
You will also need to purchase an IDC Crew-Pak and have a current PADI Instructor Manual depending on how recently you may have completed your PADI Divemaster course.
There are also other required materials and personal dive equipment that you may already have. Your Course Director or IDC Staff Instructor will guide you through this process and may suggest additional materials or dive equipment that are necessary or need to be upgraded.
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The eLearning course will be available for one year from the time of course registration.