Instructor Evaluation

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The SSI Instructor Evaluation assesses the knowledge and skills necessary to organize and conduct entry-level scuba training courses and the specialty programs taught by SSI Open Water Instructors. Once you have successfully completed your Instructor Training Course (ITC) you are eligible to enroll in an Instructor Evaluation (IE)
Scheduling an Instructor Evaluation:
An active status Instructor Trainer (IT) must register the candidate(s) for an Instructor Evaluation (IE) in MySSI at least four (4) weeks prior to the scheduled Instructor Evaluation start date. At East Coast Divers we can often perform these evaluations inhouse though it is not guaranteed. We will attempt to schedule these programs at the start of our current once we have a list of true candidates. If the IE can not be scheduled by us we will help our ITC graduates locate an IE for course completion.

Before Class

  • Minimum age of 18
  • Diving medical signed by an MD
  • Passed an ITC in the past 6 months
  • Have been a certified scuba diver for a minimum of 6 months at the start of the IE
  • Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Fins
  • BC with power inflator
  • Weight system
  • Gas delivery system with cylinder, regulator, & alternate air source
  • Information system with SPG, depth, and time (a dive computer is required)
  • Exposure suit appropriate for the environment with appropriate ballast
  • A cutting device
  • A compass (can be integrated into a dive computer)
  • A signaling device for deploying from depth (red surface marker buoy is recommended, but follow local guidelines)
  • A reel or spool (appropriate for the maximum planned depth)
  • One (1) surface signaling device (whistle or similar)
  • Logbook (physical or digital)
  • Pool, class, and open water evaluation
  • Diving Instructor final exam with a passing score of at least 90%

Class Forms

Below you will find links to all of our REQUIRED class forms. These forms must be completed in their entirety before participating in any ECDivers program. Arrival to class with incomplete documents will result in a forfeiture of that class date. If you have any questions or need assistance on completing the class forms please email our training department at