The Instructor Training Course (ITC) is designed to train and qualify Instructor
members. During the course future instructors learn effective methods to teach skin
and scuba diving in compliance with Diving Course Standards.
The ITC may be presented in two phases. If done so, Phase One, called an Instructor
Training Program (ITP), contains all developmental training except for the final
evaluations. During an ITP, candidate practice performances must be evaluated by
at least two qualified evaluators, one of whom may be a STW completer and the other
an IT or CD. The ITP can be conducted in many formats, ranging in length from a
week to an internship over an extended period
The second or final phase of an ITC so organized is called the IQP, during which
a Course Director must be in residence and all final evaluations will be made.
The course assures the membership that candidates who receive certification as Instructors
have the knowledge, skills, fitness and proper attitude to do so.