Logo ITJust as a WOSD Instructor is responsible for the training of WOSD divers, so is a WOSD 'Instructor Trainer' responsible for the training of WOSD Instructors and WOSD Staff Instructors.

He or she is responsible for bringing a (Staff) Instructor candidate to the level that is required by the WOSD and to ensure that they have a good chance of passing the final (Staff) Instructor examination that is judged by an Instructor Examiner. That is why the WOSD 'Instructor Trainer' course is only run at the WOSD head office.

During the WOSD Instructor Trainer course, the 'Instructor Trainer' candidate will learn how to recognise and develop the best qualities of a (staff) Instructor trainee. Training is also given in didactical skills, management and dive skills and the professionalism and attitude of the candidate are evaluated.

Pre-requisites:
• Minimum 25 years of age;
• Competent swimmer;
• Medical Statement approved by a physician (no more than one year old);
• Signed Certificate of Understanding;
• Have held the WOSD 'Staff Instructor' certification for at least two years;
• Have certified at least 100 trainees at WOSD primary and/or WOSD speciality levels;
• Have assisted with at least three full WOSD 'Instructor, Level 2' courses as a Staff Instructor;
• Have assisted with at least one full WOSD 'Staff Instructor' course as a Staff instructor.

Authorized to:
• Carry out non-decompression dives with Scuba equipment;
• Dive to a maximum depth of 40 metres;
• Train and certify trainees for all WOSD primary courses;
• Train and certify trainees for all WOSD recreational speciality courses for which he or she is certified;
• Train and certify trainees for all WOSD technical speciality courses for which he or she is certified;
• Train and certify trainees for all WOSD/DAN speciality courses for which he or she is certified;
• Train and certify trainees for all WOSD/IAHD speciality courses for which he or she is certified;
• Train trainees for the WOSD 'Instructor Level 1' and 'Instructor Level 2' courses;
• Train trainees for the WOSD 'Staff Instructor' course;
• Train and certify trainees for all WOSD recreational speciality Instructor courses for which he or she is certified at Instructor Trainer level;
• Train and certify trainees for all WOSD technical speciality Instructor courses for which he or she is certified at Instructor Trainer level;
• Train and certify trainees for all WOSD/DAN speciality Instructor courses for which he or she is certified at Instructor Trainer level;
• Train and certify trainees for all WOSD/IAHD speciality Instructor courses for which he or she is certified at Instructor Trainer level;
In consultation with and after authorisation by the WOSD Head Office:
• Train and certify 'cross-over' Instructors from other organisations.