PADI Course Directors are instructor trainers who conduct PADI Instructor Development Courses and the other PADI instructor-level training courses.
PADI Course Directors hold the highest and most respected professional rating in recreational and technical scuba diving. They are among the industry’s most influential opinion leaders and role models.
Those who join this elite group of professionals pass through a stringent screening process that examines not only their scuba experience and training but their level of business acumen just to get into the competitive and demanding Course Director Training Course (CDTC) held twice a year. (Malaysia in the spring and Dominican Republic in the summer)
During the CDTC you will learn not only how to teach the complete IDC including the eLearning and workshop portions but how to market the programs as well.
You also will refine team building as you work with other candidates to build the best programs in the industry.
What You Can Teach
You will be able to take your talent of teaching divemasters to the next level of leadership within the PADI System of education. You can teach Assistant Instructors, Open Water Scuba Instructors, Specialty Instructors, create Master Scuba Diver Trainers, and teach your own assistants known as IDC Staff Instructors.
You will also be able to assist in refreshing instructors who need status updates for various reasons.
Prior to attending the CDTC you will complete online portions much like the IDC candidates. You will also become an EFR Instructor Trainer (typically 3-4 hour online sessions followed by 3-4 hour hands on application training). The actual CDTC is 11 days long.
What Does It Cost?
See the IDC component for all required equipment and materials