Instructor Training Course (ITC)

The NAUI Instructor Training Course (ITC) is designed to train and qualify NAUI Instructor member applicants. During the course candidate instructors learn effective methods to teach skin and scuba diving in compliance with NAUI 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 Staff Training Workshop (STW) completer and the other a NAUI Instructor Trainer (IT) or Course Director (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 Instructor Qualification Program (IQP), during which a NAUI Course Director must be in residence and all final evaluations will be made.

The course assures the NAUI membership that candidates who receive certification as NAUI Instructors have the knowledge, skills, fitness and proper attitude to do so.

Prerequisites For Entering The Course

  • General - Meet the requirements applying to all leadership courses. (See “Policies Applying to Leadership Courses.”)
  • Materials - Contact the NAUI Training Department for current requirements.
  • Diver Certification – Graduation from a NAUI PREP Program within the past 12 months or certification as a scuba certified NAUI Skin Diving Instructor or NAUI Assistant Instructor or NAUI Divemaster; or certified instructor from another agency who is also a NAUI PREP Program graduate is required.
  • Equipment – Provide and be responsible for own diving equipment.
  • Experience - Have at least 50 logged dives. Dives shall be varied in environment, depth and activities.