Scuba Center has been selling quality scuba diving and snorkeling equipment since 1973. You will find a wide selection of scuba and snorkeling equipment at both our Eagan, Minnesota and Minneapolis, Minnesota locations. Scuba Center Eagan
1571 Century Point
Eagan, Minnesota 55121
(651) 681-8434
Scuba Center Minneapolis
5015 Penn Ave South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
(612) 925-4818

PADI Instructor Development Course ( IDC )
PADI Instructor Development Course ( IDC ) | Scuba Center in Eagan, MinnesotaIf you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – become a PADI Instructor. Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they’ve completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals. You earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work and commitment, but you’re rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others – transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours.

Are you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals who teach the world’s most progressive and popular scuba diver education programs? Then Go PRO with an Instructor Development Course at Scuba Center.

The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Most dive professionals complete the entire IDC and go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification.

Successfully completing just the AI course results in a PADI Assistant Instructor qualification. When an AI is ready to progress, attending an OWSI program allows entry into an IE to earn a full PADI Instructor rating.
 
A PADI Instructor Examination (IE) is a two-day evaluative program that tests an instructor candidate’s teaching ability, dive theory knowledge, skill level, understanding of the PADI System, and attitude and professionalism. PADI IEs are standardized and conducted by specially trained PADI Instructor Examiners. The IE location, testing environment and examination sessions are organized to be as objective as possible to fairly and consistently evaluate a candidate’s abilities. Only those who meet the IE performance requirements earn the respected PADI Instructor certification. There is a fee for attending an IE.

As part of your IDC package, Scuba Center will give you a head start on your Master Scuba Diver Trainer requirements by including specialty instructor training as a PADI Enriched Air Diver Instructor! The PADI Enriched Air Diver Specialty course is designed to prepare you to dive with EAN.  Enriched Air Nitrox  (also known as EAN, Enriched Air, on Nitrox) is a mixture of nitrogen and oxygen that has a higher percentage of oxygen and a lower percentage of nitrogen than air.  Air is approximately 21% oxygen, while the most commonly used Nitrox mixture is 32% oxygen (also known as NOAA Nitrox I or EAN32). Diving with enriched air rather than standard air can extend your no decompression limits.

PADI Instructor Development Course ( IDC ) Prerequisites:

  • PADI Divemaster or:
    • An instructor member in good standing (renewed or eligible to renew) with another recognized recreational diver training organization.*
    • Have a leadership-level certification in good standing (renewed or eligible to renew) with another recognized recreational diver training organization;* 60 logged dives; documented experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation.

  • 18 years old

  • Medical clearance attesting to dive fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months, and have had no medical condition changes.

  • Certified diver for at least six months.

  • Completed the EFR Primary and Secondary Care course, or other qualifying training, within the last 24 months.
    Note: Emergency First Response Instructor (or qualifying rating) is required for Open Water Scuba Instructor certification.

  • If not a PADI Divemaster, successfully complete the PADI Divemaster course diver rescue skills assessment.

  • Documentation of any non PADI qualifying entry level, advanced, rescue and leadership level certifications* as required.


How does the eLearning component work?
You begin your IDC knowledge and skills development through online independent study consisting of 15 curriculum components. It is recommended you complete all independent eLearning prior to beginning the IDC, however, it is possible to start the IDC (or AI course/OWSI program) and complete independent study as you progress.

PADI Instructor Development Course ( IDC ) Materials | Scuba Center stocks a wide selection of PADI IDC course materials including log books, the Recreational Dive Planner (RDP), the Wheel, Instructor Manuals, IDC Candidate Workbooks, and other items. If we don't have the PADI item you need in stock, we would be happy to order it. Many items can also be ordered in several languages to make the learning process as smooth as possible. Please contact us with any questions you may have. | Order PADI Course Materials Online | PADI Five Star Instructor Development Centers meet all PADI Five Star Dive Center standards and provides the same level of service. They also meet additional training requirements and offer PADI Instructor-level training. If your goal is to become a PADI Scuba Instructor find a PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center.Required PADI Instructor materials:  
  • PADI Instructor Manual
  • PADI’s Guide to Teaching
  • PADI IDC eLearning
  • PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy, Coral Reef Conservation and Project AWARE Specialty Course Instructor Guides
  • PADI Open Water Diver Manual or eLearning
  • Recreational Dive Planner – RDP Table and eRDPml, including Instructions for Use booklets
  • PADI Skill Practice and Dive Planning Slate
  • Open Water Diver Quizzes and Exam booklet
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Manual or eLearning
  • PADI Rescue Diver Manual or eLearning
  • Rescue Diver Final Exams booklet
  • PADI Divemaster Manual or eLearning
  • Divemaster Final Exams booklet
  • Aquatic Cue Cards for Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver, Divemaster and Discover Scuba Diving
  • Skill Development Preparation slate
  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
  • Diving Knowledge Workbook or eRecord for Dive Theory Online
PADI 5 Star IDC | Go Pro with PADI | Complete your PADI Instructor Development Course ( IDC ) conveniently in Minnesota | PADI Five Star Instructor Development Centers meet all PADI Five Star Dive Center standards and provides the same level of service. They also meet additional training requirements and offer PADI Instructor-level training. If your goal is to become a PADI Scuba Instructor find a PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center near you, by visiting the online PADI Dive Shop Locator. 
 

PADI IDC Course Fee: $1500**
Fee for Assistant Instructors: $600**

**IDC Materials,
PADI Application Fees, & IE not included.

Fee and cancellation policy

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Scuba Certification classes offered at Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota 2021 PADI Instructor Development Course ( IDC ) Schedule:

Please contact our Eagan location to register: (651) 681-8434

 

PADI Instructor Exam (IE) information

IDC210320

(Must attend all sessions listed below)

   
Mar. 20-21 8 am - 6 pm
Apr. 24-25 8 am - 6 pm
May 22-23 8 am - 6 pm
IDC

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All ending times are approximations.
Sessions may run longer if necessary (Based on student preparation, participation, skill completion, etc).