Non-Diving Specialty Instructor

The TDI Non-Diving Specialty Instructor course is designed to teach members of the scuba diving industry, such as store owners, service technicians, etc the knowledge to safely function as an independent instructor of the non-diving specialties listed below:

  • Visual Inspection Procedures
  • TDI Nitrox Gas Blender
  • TDI Oxygen (O2) Equipment Service Technician
  • Other non-diving specialties, ie. unique specialties, offered by TDI, subject to TDI Headquarters approval

In order to become an instructor for one of the above courses a candidate must be certified by a qualified instructor trainer, experience based upgrades are not available. Instructors who hold equivalent certifications with another recognized agency, for example gas blender instructors, who wish to cross over as a non-diving specialty instructor may do so by applying via current instructor crossover procedures.

Some subject areas include:

  1. History of TDI
  2. Risk Management
  3. Present academic and practical presentations of the specialty area(s) the instructor will be qualified to teach
  4. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate and remediate the final exam with students

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may teach the appropriate TDI non-diving specialty. The candidate may be certified to teach multiple specialties at once, provided all corresponding prerequisites and graduation requirements are met and the instructor trainer conducting the courses is qualified at all levels.


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