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How to become a DAN Instructor - To become a DAN Instructor you must complete the Instructor Qualification Course (IQC). Instructor candidates will complete a core module that offers more information about DAN, the DAN Standards and Policies and explains how to teach  DAN programmes. Candidates will then complete the course module for each DAN training programme they are interested in teaching. 

Active diving professionals who are DAN Members are eligible to enroll in this program. A CPR instruction credential is also required but can be obtained as part of the IQC.

Step 1 Be a DAN member.
Step 2 Be a current status scuba diving leader with your training agency. (dive master, dive controller, dive instructor)
Step 3 Complete the Core Module online.
Step 4 Participate in an Instructor Qualification Course (IQC) with a DAN Instructor Trainer.
Step 5 Start teaching when you receive confirmation from DAN.

Do any or all of the IQC modules, selecting the courses that work best to meet the needs in your market area. Request them from your Instructor Trainer. The program takes approximately 1-2 days to complete depending on your course selections.

Instructors must maintain active teaching status with DAN to conduct DAN training programs. To maintain active teaching status, DAN Instructors must teach or assist with teaching each course in which they are certified once within a 24-month period.