Staff Instructor

Once you have your MSDT you should be considering training as a Staff Instructor!

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If you’re a PADI Instructor with MSDT rating, you should consider the PADI Staff Instructor course. As a Staff Instructor you can independently train and certify PADI Assistant Instructors. You can also assist on PADI Instructor Development Courses, and instructor-level continuing education programs.

Goals of IDC Staff Instructor Program

The IDC Staff Instructor Program will familiarize you with the PADI Assistant Instructor course standards, syllabus and certification procedures, as well as the standards, curriculum, and procedures of the PADI Instructor Development Course.

The course will develop your evaluation and counselling skills to an effective and consistent level, and will bring your presentation skills up to role-model standard.

And if you’re looking ahead to the Coveted PADI Master Instructor rating, PADI IDC Staff Instructor is a necessary step along the way towards it.