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ERDI Non-Diving Specialty Instructor

The ERDI Non-Diving Specialty Instructor Course is designed to teach non-diving members of a public safety dive team the knowledge to safely function as an independent instructor of the non-diving specialties/ops listed below:

  • Visual Inspection Procedures
  • Tender
  • Swift Water
  • Other non-diving Ops, i.e. unique ops, offered by ERDI (subject to headquarter’s 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 a recognized agency and wish to cross over as a non-diving specialty instructor may do so by applying via current instructor crossover procedures.

Who this course is for:

  • Any member of an Emergency First Response who holds a non-diving role
  • Any member of an Emergency First Response who holds a non-diving role and would like the knowledge and skills necessary to assist diving members

Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 21
  • Affiliated with an ERDI facility
  • Minimum of 1 year experience at the user level for the specialty which will be taught after graduation
  • Meet all prerequisites for the corresponding instructor level specialty they will teach after graduation
  • Provide proof of current CPR and first aid certifications

What you can expect to learn:

The ERDI Non-Diving Instructor course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

  • ERDI Standards and Procedures
  • History of ERDI
  • Products and procedures
    • How to place an order
    • Registration procedures
    • Yearly renewals
    • Liability and insurance
  • Risk management
    • Waivers and releases
    • Filling out an accident/incident report
  • Methods of instruction
    • Teaching theory, methods and oral communications
    • Lesson preparation
    • Use of training aids
    • Home study program, use of knowledge quest
  • Successfully selling courses
    • Budgeting courses
    • Recruiting students
    • Organizing and scheduling a course
  • Retail sales
  • Instructor ethics
  • All course content for the specialty the candidate will be teaching after graduation

Some of the required skills you will have to demonstrate include:

  • Present minimum of 3 academic presentations, minimum time 15 minutes , on subjects from the ERDI Specialty/Ops they will be teaching after graduation
  • Present minimum of 2 practical presentations, minimum time 15 minutes, on subjects from the ERDI Specialty/Ops they will be teaching after graduation
  • Satisfactorily complete all skill performance and graduation requirements for the ERDI Specialty/Ops they will be teaching
  • Demonstrate the ability to correctly remediate exam questions with a student

What’s in it for you and your team?

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may:

  • Teach the appropriate ERDI Non-diving specialty/ops

Note: The candidate may be certified to teach multiple specialties/ops at once, provided all corresponding prerequisites and graduation requirements are met and the instructor trainer conducting the courses is qualified at all levels.

Non-diving Specialty Instructor minimum requirements:

  • Satisfactorily complete the ERDI Standards and Procedures portion of the instructor exam
  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning class planning and execution

pdf Course Standards & Procedures

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