SDI Course Director Course
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About SDI Course Director Course- by SDI with SKU: SDI Course Director Course

The SDI Course Director Course is the first module of SDI’s Instructor Trainer (IT) Development Program. This program trains candidates to conduct the SDI Instructor Development Course (IDC) independently. In addition, SDI Course Directors are qualified to conduct the SDI Non-Diving Specialty Instructor Course and specialty ratings for SDI Instructors and Assistant Instructors.

Who this course is for:
This course is designed for individuals that wish to teach others “How to Teach” scuba. It also prepares candidates for the second module of the SDI Training program, the complete Instructor Trainer Workshop (ITW)

Course prerequisites:
Minimum age 21
Provide proof of 200 logged dives
Active SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor or equivalent, for a minimum of 2 years with no quality assurance issues for the past 12 months
Have issued a minimum of 150 SDI (or equivalent) diver certifications* at various levels (Suggested levels as defined below):
100 open water scuba diver
25 rescue diver
20 specialty diver
5 Divemaster or Assistant Instructor
Provide proof of current CPR, first aid and oxygen provider, where local law permits
Have a current medical examination for scuba diving signed by a licensed physician

What you can expect to learn:
In addition to topics taken from other SDI Leadership courses at the discretion of the conducting Instructor Trainer, the following topics, in line with information detailed in the current IT manual, are required to be covered and the candidate’s comprehension and ability to convey them are required to be evaluated:

How to use the SDI IT Manual
Being a professional instructor trainer
Instructor training process – general
What it means to be a SDI/TDI/ERDI Instructor
Dive leader risk management
Methods of instruction
The business of diving
Instructor evaluation process
SDI Instructor training process overview
Scheduling options
Course Orientation
Teaching the SDI Instructor courses
How to teach diving physics
How to teach diving physiology
Courses an SDI Instructor can teach
Teaching the rescue instructor course
Teaching the Divemaster and Assistant Instructor courses
Teaching specialty instructor courses
Marketing SDI Instructor courses
Conducting instructor in-water sessions
Demonstration of open water scuba diver waterman-ship requirements and skills
How to teach skills in pool/confined water
Preparation, planning, presentation
Non-diving specialty instructor program
Conducting the SDI Instructor crossover program
Knowledge quests and examinations
Some of the required skills you will have to demonstrate include:
Perform, to demonstration quality, one complete rescue scenario
Perform a 10 minute survival-float or tread, without the use of swimming aids
Complete a 400 metre swim on the surface, non-stop, any stroke, without the use of swimming aids, in approximately 12 minutes; swim goggles permitted
Complete a 800 metre swim with mask, snorkel, and fins non-stop without the use of arms in less than 17 minute
Bring a diver, simulating unconsciousness, up from depth, not greater than 6 metres/20 feet; at the surface swim them 100 metres in less than 4 minutes
Candidates must perform, to demonstration quality, all skills listed in the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Course
Pool/confined water problem solving
Candidates must perform, to demonstration quality, all skills listed in the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Course
One rescue demonstration
Open water problem-solving
Present, at an instructor trainer quality, a minimum of:
Two diver level academic presentations
Three instructor level academic presentations
Two diver level confined water presentations
Two diver level open water presentations
Evaluate a minimum of:
Two diver level academic presentations
Three instructor level academic presentations
Two instructor level confined water presentations
Two instructor level open water presentations
Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning student coaching and evaluating
What’s in it for you?
Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may:

Conduct the IDC portion of an SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor Course
Conduct the SDI Non-Diving Specialty Instructor Course
Certify SDI Instructors, Assistant Instructors and Non-diving Specialty Instructors to teach SDI Diving specialties* they hold instructor ratings for
Attend an SDI Instructor Trainer Workshop (ITW)
*NOTE: Certain Specialty Instructor ratings are subject to minimum student numbers being met before IT status is granted.

SDI Course Director minimum requirements:
Complete the Course Director pre-course study package which includes:
Written Standards and Procedures Exam
Online OWSDI Course
Online Professional Familiarization (crossover) Course
Presentation evaluations
Successfully pass the SDI Course Director written exam with a minimum score of 80 percent and a 100 percent remediation.

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