Performance Requirements

IDC Performance Requirements:

  1. Complete the following independent learning sections online through PADI eLearning, or participate in these sections during the IDC:
    • Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
    • General Standards and Procedures
    • Risk Management
    • Marketing Diving
    • Start Diving
    • Teaching PADI Specialty Diver Courses
    • Business of Diving
    • Keep Diving
    • How to Teach the Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) – required for crossover candidates; optional for PADI Members
  2. Participate in the following IDC curriculum components:
    • a. Course Orientation
    • b. Developing Knowledge Development Presentations
    • Knowledge Development Teaching Presentation 1, 2 and 3
    • 4 Es Counseling Workshop 1 and 2
    • c. Teaching in Confined Water
    • Skills Demonstrations Workshop
    • Confined Water Teaching Presentation 1, 2, 3 and 4
    • d. Conducting Open Water Dives
    • Discover Scuba Diving Workshop
    • Open Water Teaching Presentation 1 and 2
    • e. General Standards and Procedures
    • f. Open Water Diver Course
    • g. Adventures in Diving Program
    • Adventure Dive Workshop
    • h. Rescue Diver Course
    • Rescue Exercise Workshop
    • i. Divemaster Course
    • j. Risk Management
    • Duty of Care Workshop (optional)
  3. Present three knowledge development teaching presentations, scoring a
    minimum of 3.5 on at least two.
  4. Present four confined water teaching presentations, scoring a minimum of
    3.4 on at least two.
  5. Present two integrated (two skills) open water teaching presentation, scoring
    a minimum of 3.4 on each skill in at least one integrated presentation.
  6. Perform all 20 dive skills in the Skill Evaluation, scoring a minimum of 68
    total points, with no individual score below 3.
  7. Score 75 percent on the PADI Systems, Standards and Procedures Exam
    and have any missed questions reviewed until mastery is achieved. Retest
    candidates scoring less than 75 percent.
  8. Score 75 percent on all sections of the Dive Theory Exam and have any
    missed questions reviewed until mastery is achieved. Retest candidates
    scoring less than 75 percent.
  9. Perform a face-down, nonstop swim for 800 meters/yards using a mask,
    snorkel and fins.

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