NAUI Formation d’Instructeur ICC & ITC

A NAUI Instructor is a person dedicated to the motto of « Dive Safety Through Education »; a person whom others look to for leadership and knowledge. NAUI has always been and remains today the most prestigious agency focusing on diving instruction. You can share the adventure – and help create it! If you believe your work should be enjoyable and exciting, if you are eager to share your knowledge with others, if you believe that to train the best you must be among the best trained, join the finest. Join the adventure!

Qualifications of Certified Graduates

* Certified NAUI Instructor course graduates (ITC or ICC) are qualified to apply for Instructor membership in NAUI in any status provided for in the bylaws of the association.
o An active-status NAUI Instructor may independently teach NAUI sanctioned courses and authorize NAUI certifications for graduates.
o An active-status NAUI Instructor may independently conduct NAUI recognition and experience programs and authorize formal recognition for graduates.
o An active- or sustaining-status NAUI Instructor is a voting member of NAUI.
* A NAUI member Instructor may renew such membership annually (in any one status) by meeting the requirements set by the NAUI Training Department and Membership Committee


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.

Prerequisites and Requirements

* Age – Minimum is 18 years.
* Experience – Specified for each Leadership course. Required logged dives shall be varied in environment and depth.
* Rescue Certification – At a minimum, Scuba Rescue Diver certification is required except for Skin Diving Instructor, for which a lifeguarding certification is adequate.
* CPR & First Aid Certification – Current certification or verified competency in CPR and First Aid is required for registration. Certification training shall include one person adult CPR, infant/child CPR, two person CPR and the use of rescue breathing barrier devices, e.g. pocket mask