TDI Non-Diving Specialty Instructor

The TDI Non-Diving Specialty Instructor Course is designed to teach members of the scuba diving industry such as: store owners, service technicians, etc. the knowledge to safely function as an independent instructor of the non-diving specialties listed below:

  • Visual Inspection Procedures
  • Other non-diving specialties, i.e. unique specialties, offered by TDI (subject to headquarter’s approval)

In order to become an instructor for one of the above courses; a candidate must be certified by a qualified instructor trainer; experience based upgrades are not available. Instructors who hold equivalent certifications with a recognized agency and wish to cross over as a non-diving specialty instructor may do so by applying via current instructor crossover procedures.

What you can expect to learn

The TDI Non-Diving Instructor course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

  • TDI standards and procedures
  • History of TDI
  • Products and procedures
    • How to place an order
    • Registration procedures
    • Yearly renewals
    • Liability and insurance
  • Risk management
    • Waivers and releases
    • Filling out an accident/incident report
  • Methods of instruction
    • Teaching theory, methods and oral communications
    • Lesson preparation
    • Use of training aids
    • Home study program, use of knowledge quest
  • Successfully selling courses
    • Budgeting courses
    • Recruiting students
    • Organizing and scheduling a course
  • Retail sales
  • Instructor ethics
  • All course content for the specialty the candidate will be teaching after graduation

Some of the required skills you will have to demonstrate include:

  • Present minimum of 3 academic presentations, minimum time 15 minutes , on subjects from the TDI Specialty they will be teaching after graduation
  • Present minimum of 2 practical presentations, minimum time 15 minutes, on subjects from the TDI Specialty they will be teaching after graduation
  • Satisfactorily complete all skill performance and graduation requirements for the TDI Specialty they will be teaching
  • Demonstrate the ability to correctly remediate exam questions with a student

Course Equipment Requirements

  • Any equipment required by the current standard(s) appropriate to the specialty being taught by the Candidate, after graduation

Course Prerequisites

  • Minimum age 21
  • Affiliated with an TDI Facility
  • Minimum of 1 year experience at the provider level for the specialty which will be taught after graduation
  • Meet all prerequisites for the corresponding instructor level specialty they will teach after graduation; except any assistant instructor or instructor requirements
  • Provide proof of current CPR and first aid certification

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