Instructor Training Course (ITC)
Overview The NAUI Instructor Crossover Course (ICC) is designed to train and qualify current non-NAUI recreational scuba instructors to train diving students and register them for NAUI certification. During the course, candidate instructors learn effective methods to teach skin and scuba diving in compliance with NAUI Diving Course Standards.
The ICC may be presented in two phases. If done so, Phase One called an Instructor Crossover Program (ICP), contains all preparatory training except for the final evaluations. During an ICP, candidate practice performances must be evaluated by at least two qualified evaluators, one of whom may be a STW completer and the other an IT or CD. The ICP can be conducted in many formats, ranging in length from a day to an internship over an extended period.
The second or final phase of an ICC so organized is called the IQP, during which a Course Director must be in residence and all final evaluations will be made.
Prerequisites For Entering The Course
• General - Meet the requirements applying to all Leadership courses.
• Instructor Certification - Be a currently certified Instructor in good standing with a NAUI recognized diving organization.
• Instructor Training - Have 80 or more hours of underwater instructor-level training as a candidate or course staff member.
• Equipment - Provide and be responsible for own instructor-level diving equipment suitable for teaching in open water.
• Experience - Have at least 50 logged dives. Dives shall be varied in environment, depth and activities.
• Teaching Activity - Have taught or assisted in diving instruction for two or more courses.
• Continuing Education - Have attended one or more diving related activities per year since certification as a scuba instructor.
• Materials - See current guide to NAUI membership.