We have been designing and developing
new instructor and ITDA trainer programs over the last two
years. The release target date is from Jan.2016...
With forward course programs available
from November 2015...
ITDA Train the Trainers Programs
ITDA Group Instructor
ITDA Trainer is a very coverted and senior Instructor level,
that denotes the highest standards of diving industry
profesionals who have chosen to share their experience and
knowledge with Instructor candidates. The Instructor
trainer probably has the most influential position in training
Who can qualify
to become an ITDA Instructor Trainer?
ITDA Group have very high standards and
to pre-qualify to become a Trainer with us you would need to:
Be a minimum of 25 years of age
Have a minimum of 3 years and preferably 5 years
diving experience with at least 2 years plus as an
Instructor (Any Agency)
Have a minimum of 250 Dives experience
Be a current instructor in good standing with a
recognised training agency, with no diving accidents in the
last 3 years
Be mature and of good character with a strong
passion for both education and diving
Be a specialist Instructor in (Or complete
training on our courses)in:
Deep Diving / Decompression / Equipment / Oxygen
First Aid / Nitrox
NEW Trainer Level - ITDA Designate Trainer
We have in 2014 introduced a NEW gap level for upgrade
programs for those senior instructors with a great deal of
knowledge and experience to entry level trainer and the title of
"ITDA trainer-designate"... While they gain experience working
on actual ITP Courses with our Course Director or HQ Staff...
New Path to become an ITDA Club Trainer...
From 2015 we are introducing another industry first for
qualification as ITDA Club Trainer... Advanced Instructors
and Technical Instructors will be able to apply to become ITDA
Club Trainers based on prior learning credits and experience...
Gaining experience in training instructors in our Club Sytsem
under a Club Trainer / Course Director or HQ Staff...
NEW Crossover Level to Trainer non-ITDA...
In 2015 we are also introducing a NEW Crossover and upgrade
system from any agency Advanced or Specialist Instructor to
become an ITDA Instructor Trainer...
We welcome crossover trainers and offer a "Special Crossover
and Upgrade" to IDC Staff Instructors and those from other
agencies at equal levels, with 2 or more IDC's experience, based
on experience and certifications we can in exceptional
circumstance invite these crossover staff instructors to attend
an iTDA-ITP and work on the program to gain an upgrade to ITDA
Instructor Trainer and after training just three ITP's, an
Invitation can be made by an ITDA Group Regional Office or ITDA
Group HQ for you to attend a "Course Director Program".
We also welcome technical trainers "any agency", to
upgrade directly after attending just 1 ITP to ITDA Group Course
IHMP Instructor Trainer/
About our IHMP Instructor Trainer and the
of a Trainer Assessor
Instructor Trainer is a unqiue pro-training level in IHMP
offering Senior Instructor or experienced First Aid / First
Responder instructors from any agency the opportunity to
crossover and upgrade their skills, training and certification
to become an IHMP Instructor Trainer. The title of Assessor may
be granted after a review and assessor training module with IHMP
HQ staff, Regional management or HQ appointed persons (IHMP
Course Director/Assessor Examiner or IHMP Chief Examiner).
What can an
IHMP Instructor Trainer (TT) do?
IHMP Instructor Trainer and Trainer/Assessor
Our ITDA/IHMP Trainers may,
under the direction of an ITDA Course Director/Assessor Examiner
or ITDA Group HQ Staff, train and certify IHMP Instructor Training
Programs. If they are an IHMP Trainer /Assessor they
may conduct and certify IHMP Cpr Instructor, At Work First Aid
(BLS) Instructor and Dive Medic Instructor Levels. Assessor
Title is awarded only to highly experienced Trainers after
organising and running a minimum of 2 IHMP Instructor Courses...
Or by being appointed on grade scores from our Assessor training
module conducted by ITDA Group HQ, plus on merit by ITDA Group
HQ Training board or under a special agreement with a regional
office of ITDA/IHMP partner/licensee..
Crossover and upgrade to IHMP Instructor Trainer
There are 2 routes to crossover as an IHMP
Instructor Trainer (IHMP-IT).
Administration crossover based on your experience and
certifications, with an IHMP Training Board member interview
by skype or by phone, plus a standards compliance statement.
Crossover from another training agency as a highly
experienced First Aid instructor and being an instructor in
sports diving (Any agnecy) or a First Aid Instructor (Red
Cross / Cruz Roja / Red Crescent / DAN / St Johns etc. etc.)
and upgrade to IHMP Trainer at one of our Instructor
Courses, and after gaining some experience certifying IHMP
Instructors, you may apply to upgrade for Trainer/Assessor.
Or crossover from a senior instructor level from another
training agency and upgrade directly to our IHMP Trainer
Designate level. (On IHMP board approval)
If you would like to learn more or team up with us for a
IHMP Insructor Course in your region, please email us with your
details and where you are in the world. We hold 8-10 IHMP
Instructor Courses per year in different regions and most can
accomodate upgrade programs.
If you are interested in applying for a crossover or upgrade
email us here
What can an
Instructor Trainer with ITDA Do?
We are currently in transition, changing our trainer
standards and restructuring our Instructor training programs for
2015 upgrades, however from July 1st 2014 an ITDA Group
Instructor Trainer can:
Train, Educate, Assess
and Certify at an ITP or now Independantly:
Entry Level Instructors with a 2nd Trainer who
is designated or appointed by ITDA Group HQ as an "Trainer
Resort Instructor / 2**Star Instructor / Club
Instructor . IHMP First Aid / CPR / Dive Medic / BLS /
Instructor / Nitrox Instructor
Specialist Instructor Ratings that they are
approved to certify by ITDA Group HQ
Advanced Resort Instructor / Advanced 2**Star
Instructor and Advanced Club Instructors
Instructor trainers may also work with ITDA Course Directors
or HQ Staff to organise an run Instructor Training Programs, for
Resort / 2**Star / Club Instructor and upgrades to Sports
Instructor, this has been the traditional role of the trainer
but we have now expanded the opportunities and capabilities of
our trainer rating.
Please feel free to contact us about any interest or questions
about joining ITDA or becoming a business associate, affiliate
or training partner, if you would like to nominate your ITDA
Instructor, Trainer or Training Facility for an ITDA Annual
Award please let us know. If you have any inquiries regarding
standards, we would be happy to help, offer advice or take the
appropriate actions. Please see our Standards Page for the link
to our QA "Quality Assurance" form.
International Technical Diving Agency (ITDA) Europe Ltd.
Company No 08900893
UK Registered Office
Rawlings Farm Ryden Lane, Pershore WR10 3LH Phone: (+44)
1386 576 113