NAUI Leadership Courses
NAUI Progression of Leadership Training (Leadership and Instructor Levels)
The leadership and instructor levels of certification are:
- NAUI FIT (Optional as of 6/1/2019)
- Skin Diving Instructor
- Assistant Instructor
The minimum age is 18 years for all leadership programs. Certifications as a NAUI Open Water Scuba Diver, NAUI Rescue Scuba Diver, NAUI Nitrox Diver, NAUI Master Scuba Diver, NAUI First Aid for the Diving Professional, NAUI Oxygen Provider (or equivalent) are required. The Skin Diving Instructor certification (formerly Skin Diving Leader) has long been unique to NAUI. It qualifies individuals to train and certify skin divers and conduct snorkeling experience programs. Certification as a NAUI Skin or Open Water Scuba Diver or the equivalent is a prerequisite for this program.
Both the Assistant Instructor and Divemaster ratings allow individuals to attend an Instructor Training Course (ITC) to be trained and qualified as NAUI Instructors. NAUI's Familiarization-Instruction-Testing (FIT) Program is an optional non-certification program that may be used as a prerequisite for enrollment in the NAUI Assistant Instructor course, NAUI Divemaster course, or NAUI Instructor Crossover Course (ICC).
The program includes both instruction and evaluation. Enrollees receive the information needed to prepare for NAUI membership and NAUI leadership training. Participants are given knowledge, water skill and other performance evaluations, critiques and counseling to ensure they are aware of their state of preparedness for NAUI membership and continued leadership training.
The NAUI Familiarization-Instruction-Testing (FIT) program is a prerequisite for NAUI Assistant Instructor Course, NAUI Divemaster Course or a NAUI Instructor Crossover Course (ICC).
NAUI Skin Diving Instructor training will enable you to join NAUI as a leadership member and independently conduct skin diving training.
As an Assistant Instructor, you will be authorized to teach all aspects of skin and scuba diving under the supervision of a NAUI Instructor.
As a NAUI Divemaster you enjoy again and again adventures to which you introduce your clients. Another option leading to NAUI Instructor qualification.
The NAUI Instructor Training Course (ITC) is designed to train and qualify NAUI Instructor member applicants.
The NAUI Instructor Crossover Course (ICC) is designed to train and qualify applicants in good standing with non-NAUI recreational scuba training organizations as a NAUI Instructor member.
The NAUI Instructor Trainer designation (IT) provides recognition to NAUI Instructors who have completed a combination of training and evaluated experience.
The NAUI Course Director designation (CD) provides recognition to NAUI Instructors who have completed a combination of training and evaluated experience.