Four Star Instructor Examiner

(Course Director Examiner)

1 Definition

A fully experienced three star instructor who is competent to take responsibility for examine new instructors.

2 Entry requirements

2.1 Must hold the 3 Star Instructor Certificate.

2.2 Must be at least 21 years old.

2.3 Must have gained considerable instructional experience since obtaining 3 Star Instructor Certificate, probably including experience at Regional or National level.

3 Course content

It is not considered that this level will be reached following a course of fixed content, but rather as the result of experience acquired over an extended period and incorporating a broad range of conditions and requirements.

The instructor should have an excellent knowledge of all subjects covered in the diver and instructor courses up to this grade, and should be thoroughly competent to teach all theoretical and practical aspects of these courses. Additionally he should be capable of applying teaching skills and experience to related topics not forming part of a standard course.

4 Assessment

In the ‘continuous assessment’ system the above knowledge and skills will be assessed at various points during the instructor’s diving experience and the certificate will only be awarded if the instructor is judged to have reached the required standard.

If the ‘testing’ system is used then the final assessment should establish the instructor’s ability to carry out the following under all diving conditions.

5 Skills

5.1 Demonstrate the ability to control and examine a group of students in a dive planned to take place in open water.

5.3 Demonstrate familiarity with the contents of the full range of Diver and Instructor courses and the ability to examine groups of students in a surface/classroom situation and in open water.

5.4 Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with students or other audiences at all times.

5.5 Demonstrate the ability to compose a training programme to fit any stated requirement, location, or situation.

The assessment will be made at a national level by PTRD Headquarter and the PTRD Country Partner

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