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The PADI Instructor Examination

The final step in becoming a full PADI Open Water Instructor is the PADI Instructor Examination (IE). The purpose of the IE is to evaluate your knowledge and skills knowledge and skills that you developed during your PADI AI and PADI OWSI courses. To ensure they are sufficient to earn the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor rating. During this intense two day evaluation you will be tested on your teaching ability, dive theory knowledge, water-skills, understanding of the PADI System and attitude and professionalism.
It's important to note that prior to the IE, you will have spent a considerable amount of time preparing, practicing and performing a variety of the water skills. Additionally, you will have learned the information that pertains to PADI programs, standards and procedures. In other words, we will ensure that you will are adequately prepared to attend the IE!

WHAT IS THE PADI Instructor examination?

The PADI Instructor Examination (IE) is a standardized evaluation conducted by Instructor Examiners from the PADI Regional Headquarters. The IE location, testing environment and examination sessions are organized to be as objective as possible to fair and consistently evaluate a candidate’s abilities. This ensures that your Instructor assessments are conducted without bias. Only those who meet the IE performance requirements earn the respected PADI Instructor certification.
During your IE you will participate in classroom exams on Dive Theory Physics, General Skills & Environment, RDP – Recreational Dive Planner, Physiology and Equipment. In addition there will be a classroom examination on PADI Standards & Procedures. Classroom Presentations include the Knowledge Development Teaching Presentation.
In addition to classroom testing and presentations, in water evaluations will be conducted. You will be evaluated on your Pool / Confined Water Skill Teaching Presentations. These will be made up of one randomly selected Confined Water Presentation Skill. And five randomly selected Confined Water Skills, performed at demonstration quality. You will participate in Open Water Presentations where you will demonstrate two randomly selected Open Water Teaching Presentation Skills and perform the Rescue Exercise 7 Demonstration.

WHAT ARE THe requirements to attend the ie?

In order to enroll and attend the PADI Instructor Examination, you must: Successfully complete an IDC or OWSI program within 12 months of the start date of the IE. Have documentation of at least 100 logged dives including experience in deep, night and navigation diving. Present an Instructor Certificate of Completion that has both the OWSI/IDC completion date and diving experience sections signed by a Course Director or present an IE Certificate of Participation from a previous IE. Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) Instructor training within the past 24 months Present an IE Enrollment form and appropriate fees. Present a medical clearance attesting to diving fitness, signed by a physician and current within the last 12 months. In the event you are unsuccessful at the IE, you must wait at least five days before attending another IE. If unsuccessful at a second ID, you must complete remedial training as prescribed by PADI Instructor Development.
Soon you will become a mentor to divers ranging from beginner through the instructor level. Your actions, attitude, knowledge, sense of professional pride and strong desire to be the best of the best will have an ever-lasting effect on them. The key to your success is to come prepared and willing to learn new information, techniques and the “PADI formulas.” Our job is to guide you through this comprehensive and highly effective course and help you succeed. There’s no greater feeling than the moment you become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. You have a great deal of work ahead but the satisfaction, enjoyment and rewards are well worth the effort. Get ready for what some call, a “life-changing experience.”

HOW DO I Enroll?

Start the PADI IDC Online – PADI’s eLearning option that lets you study independently at your own pace before class. There are nine interactive knowledge development sections. This saves classroom time, which allows more time for practicing the skills that distinguish you as a PADI Instructor. In addition, sign up for Dive Theory Online, if you haven’t already completed it or it’s been more than a year since you went through it. The program is a straightforward review of dive physics, physiology, skills, equipment and environment, plus using the Recreational Dive Planner (RDP). By successfully completing Dive Theory Online, you can get credit for the dive theory exam requirement during your IDC. Contact The Dive Place and let one of our crew members provide you more information on how you can Go Professional and enroll in a PADI IDC, Assistant Instructor course or OWSI program.


The PADI Professional courses are an investment of not only finance but time. Not everyone has the ability or desire to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, but if you do, we would like to talk to you. Come into The Dive Place and meet our Crew members over a coffee where we will discuss your career and help you move in the direction you want to go. Your decision is your future. We want you to be confident that you are in the best hands at this stage of your career. Would you still like to know more? Simply click on the links to the side and learn more about our other PADI professional courses. Let us show you The Dive Place difference!
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