The DAN Instructor Qualification Course (IQC) trains and educates qualified scuba diving educators to plan, manage, conduct and promote dive safety through DAN Training Programs such as the Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course, the Remote Emergency Medical Oxygen (REMO2™) course, the Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for Scuba Diving and the First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries course along with the Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies course.
In addition, the course develops role-model teaching techniques in the use of first aid for suspected dive injuries. Instructor Candidates also have the opportunity to develop further knowledge in relation to the special considerations involved in providing emergency first aid.
The DAN IQC consists of eight modules. There is a core module that introduces DAN and the DAN Training philosophy. This core program serves as the introduction for all other DAN Training programs. The remaining program modules represent each of the individual training courses offered by DAN. Qualified Instructor Trainers can present all seven program modules or select only the modules appropriate for the Instructor Candidates.
Qualifications of DAN Instructors
Successful completion of the DAN Instructor Qualification Course (IQC) results in certification recognizing the Instructor Candidate's understanding and performance of the knowledge and skills contained within this program.
Instructors must maintain active teaching status with DAN in order to conduct DAN Training programs. In order to maintain active teaching status, DAN Instructors must teach or assist with teaching each course they are certified in once within a 24-month period.
Recommended Minimum Hours of Training
Knowledge and Skills Development
The time the course actually takes to teach varies depending upon many factors, including the number of students and their ability to process the educational components of the program along with the number of modules offered. Instructor Trainers desiring to include subjects or training beyond the course requirements may do so only before or following the course. Any additional training must not be required for completion of course requirements.
Required Curriculum Subject AreasThe Instructor Trainer must ensure Instructor Candidate familiarity with each of the following subject areas:
Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Course Module
Manual Overview - Standards and Procedures
Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies Course Module
Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries Module
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for Scuba Diving Module
Basic Life Support for Dive Professionals
REMO2™ Course Module
Diving Emergency Management Provider
The Instructor Trainer must ensure that the Instructor Candidate is able to successfully demonstrate the ability to perform the required skills for each certified program in a role model fashion.