ITDA Certifications

This page attempts to explain the valuable differences in training, standards and services from ITDA-IHMP in the wider International Diving Industry and Diver Training Communities.

ITDA Certification Process

ITDA Professionals give nothing away, all certifications are earned and standards are upheld, across all levels...  

With ITDA Certification you can be sure you have been trained NOT just to International standards but to higher ITDA standards for safety and competence.

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Step 1. Of our Certification Process

For your convenience we can now offer these methods to obtain the training materials required by standard for the student or professional candidate.  

Each person completing an ITDA Official Diver or IHMP First-Aid Certification, MUST own the training materials for the Certification level to be achieved.

Our International Standards require that all students or professional candidates MUST have official ITDA/IHMP International Training materials in one of the following or multiple formats...

Once you have registered your training materials pack your Certification will be issued with a rapid FREE (fast-track) .PDF e-cert Card, mailed directly to you or your instructor...

Download as e-materials in .PDF e-book, HTML5 As Flipbook or as other requested format.

Purchase a USB Strap or Materials on a tablet. Purchase from your Instructors or Trainer, Hard Copy and Loan Materials are also available from many ITDA partners...

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Step 2. Begin and Complete the Theory and Practical Training (Together or as a 2 part Certification)

Once you have your training materials you can complete the manual or workbook, the ITDA Instructor or ITDA Trainer may offer some short presentations to help you to better and completely understand the material.

We can also supply the presentations directly by email or download to you for a small additional cost...

The in-water training can only commence when you have completed the theory and passed the quiz or exam...  

If you are studying online you will need to request  an application for an e-certificate from our HQ Admin.  admin@diveitda.com

Instructors may in some circumstances combine the learning modules with in-water training directly after...

They are also able to be very flexible about helping you to organise your time, around the course program, if your time is limited.

Part 1 is the theory / Academic Study and Part 2. is the In-Water Practical Training and Skills Assessments...

We place a great deal of emphasis on Risk Assessment, Rescue training and Emergency Management from Open Water Diver

Step 3. Assessment, Evaluation and Quiz/Exam - Certification - Final Process

As our training programs are all modular-based, if you have difficulty with a skill or a section of theory, your instructor may decide to "Move On" to the next section and "Come Back" to it later...

The exception to this is with critical skills, (Any Skill where a serious accident or injury could occur) which MUST be completed to the satisfaction of the instructor to 100%...

Theory Pass rate is 80% and skills development is also to 80% with the exception above of critical skills...  ITDA-IHMP Certifications are earned! NOT given away...

Continuous Process of Assessment and Evaluation. As we operate on a process of continuous assessment and evaluation, your instructor will keep you informed of your progress at each module stage, and they will also advise if any remedial training or practice is required to meet ITDA Standards for certification.  

In some unique cases the instructor may determine that you may not make the standard and there is a timescale problem...

In these circumstances your instructor may offer a lesser certification or may even restrict your certification to supervised diving until more experience is attained...

This does in most cases NOT Mean a fail but rather more training is required!       
See ITDA Standards link

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Certification Process Chart

ITDA Certification Process ChartThe Chart features our "Process For Certification" in a simple diagram.
Core Learning - This simply means that everything a diver should know or be aware of for Safety...At the Certification Level is Covered by our training materials for that level.

Critical Skills Development. These are actual important skills that MUST be performed to standard before certification by Instructor Assessment.

Safety and Planning are integral to all training levels, our divers MUST have a good basic understanding of dive tables, Calculations and Decompression Theory.

(If they do not understand the Risks, How can they manage them?)

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ITDA Membership for Divers
Divers from any agency may now enjoy the benefits of membership from just $6 to $10 USD. Per month.
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Anyone having certified with IHMP in the last 3 years may apply to ITDA-IHMP for membership.
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ITDA Pro Membership is now open to all professionals.
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ITDA Professional Levels

ITDA Pro levels from Scuba Open Water Instructor plus Assessor programs (Available Online for just $99 USD. from:
https://academy.diveitda.com

All the way through Instructor trainer and Course Director to Assessor Examiner.... We accept crossovers and Upgrades.