Train the trainer Levels


"Train the Trainer" Levels

This is your chance to become “The Ultimate Dive Educator”! Enter the challenge to train future Instructors by becoming an SSI Dive Control Specialist Instructor. Dive Control Specialist Instructors are an essential part of the SSI Leadership Community, because they are key to the success of a future Instructors by creating the basis in the Dive Control Specialist program and by assisting in Instructor Training Courses (ITC).

The Instructor Trainer represents the highest qualification an Instructor can reach in the SSI System. Instructor Trainers are qualified to teach Instructor Training Courses (ITC) and prepare future SSI Instructors for their Instructor Evaluation (IE). This is one of the most rewarding and most challenging tasks an Instructor can fulfil.

The Instructor Trainer Seminar (ITS) is an international event where you can meet colleagues from all over the world. You will experience intensive training and evaluations and have an opportunity to build a personal network with people from all over the world who share your passion.

Dive Control Specialist Instructor (DCSI)

After issuing an additional 30 Open Water Diver certifications, you qualify to upgrade to Dive Control Specialist Instructor. A Dive Control Specialist Instructor can teach and issue certifications for all the same programs as an Advanced Open Water Instructor, plus Dive Control Specialists can assist Instructor Trainers under indirect supervision during an Instructor Training Course (ITC).

Master Instructor (MI)

After 150 certifications you will get upgraded to the Master Instructor rating, which will qualify you to enroll in the SSI Product Review Committee and in an Instructor Trainer program.

Instructor Trainer (IT)

Once you have successfully passed the Instructor Trainer Seminar you can teach and issue certifications for all the same courses as a Dive Control Specialist Instructor plus Specialty Instructor, Advanced Open Water Instructor, Dive Control Specialist Instructor, Dive Professional Upgrade programs and assist Instructor Certifiers with Open Water Instructor Evaluations.