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Would you like to learn to dive, build new skills, or become a dive industry professional?

Now you can, using GI Bill® benefits!

International Training is now offering 18 different VA-approved certifications and professional-level licenses. These programs cover a range of courses, including beginner scuba diving education, technical and public safety diving, freediving, instructor courses, and more. Keep reading to see the full list of programs and learn how you can take advantage of this great opportunity.

Would you like to learn to dive, build new skills, or become a dive industry professional?

Now you can, using GI Bill® benefits!

International Training is now offering 18 different VA-approved certifications and professional-level licenses. These programs cover a range of courses, including beginner scuba diving education, technical and public safety diving, freediving, instructor courses, and more. Keep reading to see the full list of programs and learn how you can take advantage of this great opportunity.

18 VA-Approved Programs Available

Certifications

The following scuba diving, tech diving, public safety diving, and freediving certifications are accepted globally.
SDI Basic Scuba – $1500
Includes:
SDI Open Water Scuba Diver
SDI Computer Nitrox Diver
SDI Full Advanced Diver – $1500
Includes:
SDI Deep Diver
SDI Underwater Navigation
SDI Night/Limited Visibility Diver
SDI Rescue Diver – $1500
Includes:
SDI Rescue Diver
First Response CPR
First Response Oxygen Administration
First Response Bloodborne Pathogens
First Response Airborne Pathogens
Fill Station Attendant – $2000
Includes:
SDI Visual Inspection Procedures
Air Fill Station Technician
TDI Nitrox Gas Blender
TDI Advanced Gas Blender
SDI Equipment Specialist Diver
TDI Oxygen (O2) Equipment Service Technician
TDI Technical Diver 1 – $2000
Includes:
TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver
TDI Decompression Procedures Diver
TDI Technical Diver 2 – $2000
Includes:
TDI Trimix Diver
TDI Technical Diver 3 (CCR) – $2000
Includes:
TDI CCR Air Diluent Diver
ERDI (Public Safety) Mod 1 – $1500
Includes:
ERD Tender
ERD I
ERDI (Public Safety) Mod 2 – $1000
Includes:
ERD II
ERDI (Public Safety) Required Special Equipment Use – $1000
Includes:
ERD Drysuit Operations
ERD Full Face Mask Operations
PFI Freediver 1 – $1500
Includes:
PFI Freediver
PFI Intermediate Freediver

Licenses

The below licenses can provide you the opportunity to act as a paid professional in the dive industry.
SDI Divemaster Course – $1500
Includes:
SDI Divemaster
SDI Assistant Instructor Course – $1500
Includes:
SDI Assistant Instructor
SDI Instructor Course – $2000
Includes:
SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor
SDI Course Director – $2000
Includes:
SDI Course Director
SDI Instructor Trainer – $2000
Includes:
SDI Instructor Trainer

Must be an SDI Course Director

TDI Instructor – $2000
Includes:
TDI Instructor
SDI Scubility Instructor – $2000
Includes:
SDI Scubility DIve Buddy Program
SDI Scubility Instructor
Getting Started Is Easy

Sign Up For A Program

Click here to find an International Training Dive Center near you to register and pay for the program.

Submit VA Form 22-0803

Complete VA Form 22-0803 and upload to the VA website or mail to your regional VA processing office for reimbursement.

You must have your proof of purchase / receipt.

More Information

Earn Your Certs and Licenses

Whether your goal is to become a diver, grow your skills, or to start teaching diving to others, our programs will give you the knowledge you need to succeed.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.