An IE is an evaluation program, lasting 2 days, which evaluates teaching abilities, level of diving skills, theoretical knowledge, understanding of the PADI system, the aptitude and professionalism of the instructor candidate.
PADI IE are standardized programs, conducted by specially trained PADI examiners and super partes, in order to make the evaluation completely objective and fair.
The PADI Instructor patent can only be issued following the positive passing of all the segments making up an IE.

Entry requirements::

  • 100 logged dives.
  • Successful PADI IDC or OWSI Program completion within 12 months of IE start date.
  • PADI Instructor Certificate of Completion that has both the OWSI/IDC completion date and dive experience sections signed by a PADI Course Director; or a PADI IE Certificate of Participation from a previous IE.
  • PADI IE Enrollment form and fee.
  • Medical clearance attesting to dive fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months.


  • Dive Theory Exam – 5 Topics:
    • Physics
    • Physiology
    • Ability and Environment
    • Equipment
    • Recreational scuba planner
  • PADI Systems, Standards and Procedures Exam
  • Prescriptive presentation – knowledge development teaching presentation: Microteaching
  • 5 dive Skills
  • Confined Water teaching
  • Open Water teaching
  • Rescue exercise

Certification requirements:

  • Successfully pass all sections of the PADI IE.
  • EFR Instructor or RCP Instructor / First Aid of another organization of emergency care