With DAN Instructor qualification, you can offer your students nine classes that will help make them safer divers.



Instructor Qualification Course

These classes are:

Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries

Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies

Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries

First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries

Automated External Defibrillators for Scuba Diving

Automated External Defibrillators for Aquatic Emergencies

Basic Life Support for Dive Professionals

Remote Emergency Medical Oxygen (REMO2™)

On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers

Dive Accident First Aid for Non-Divers

Diving First Aid for Professional Divers

Diving Emergency Management Provider Program

DAN Instructors are scuba diving educators who want to offer dive safety programs to their students. To become a DAN Instructor, you must participate in a DAN Instructor Qualification Course (IQC).

The IQC follows a modular format.

There is a Core Module and then a separate module representing each training program. You can take all nine modules as part of one course, or just take the Core Module and one course module - whatever you are interested in teaching.

Later, as long as you remain a current and active DAN Instructor, you can take additional modules without retaking the Core Module. The Core Module is now available online in English and Spanish.

Prerequisites for DAN Instructor Qualification Course:

DAN Member Active scuba diving educator*
Current CPR Instructor
Documentation of First Aid training

Prerequisites for DAN IQC Modules:

Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
CPR Instructor

Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies :
CPR Instructor

Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries:
Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Instructor

First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries :
CPR Instructor

Automated External Defibrillators for Scuba Diving:
CPR Instructor

Automated External Defibrillators for Aquatic Emergencies:
Automated External Defibrillators for Scuba Diving Instructor

Basic Life Support for Dive Professionals :
CPR Training

Remote Emergency Medical Oxygen (REMO2™):
Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Instructor

On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers :
Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Instructor

Dive Accident First Aid for Non-Divers :

To offer this program, DAN Instructor Trainers and Instructors must be in Active Teaching Status for:

Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for Scuba Diving

Diving First Aid for Professional Divers :

To qualify, the candidate must:

Have an affiliation with an aquarium, scientific diving program or a commercial diving operation
Be a CPR Instructor
Be a current DAN Member

Current DAN Instructor Trainers and Instructors who are certified to teach Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries, AEDs for Scuba Diving and First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries, and who meet the other criteria, may complete an online crossover to be certified in this program as well.

Diving Emergency Management Provider :

To offer this program, DAN Instructor Trainers and Instructors must be in Active Teaching Status for:

Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for Scuba Diving
Preferred Additional Credentials:
Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries

Take the Core Module Online :

* Note about the scuba diving educator requirement:

Any scuba diving instructor or assistant instructor with a recognized scuba training organization can attend the IQC. A divemaster/divecon who is also a CPR and First Aid instructor with a recognized training agency can also attend the IQC.



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