Complete your DAN Instructor Qualification Course with Sugar Land Dive Center and become a DAN Instructor.

Moreover, offering CPR/First Aid training can help you generate off-season business and diversify your revenue stream. Teaching first aid to the wider community can also prepare them to act in an emergency and create awareness about scuba diving.

What is the DAN Instructor Qualification Course (IQC)?

The DAN Instructor Qualification Course (IQC) is a comprehensive training program that prepares you to teach the following DAN CPR/First Aid courses. Your IQC consists of both online eLearning components and in-class sessions. During your in-class sessions, you will learn how to manage and administer DAN Courses and complete Skills Workshops and Skill Teaching Presentations.

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Once you have successfully completed your DAN IQC, you will be qualified to teach the following DAN Programs.

If you do not want to become a DAN Instructor for all three courses, we can arrange your IQC for the specific DAN Course you wish to teach.

Complete your DAN IQC and become a DAN Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid (BLS) Instructor

Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid (BLS)

This fundamental course prepares you to provide proper care for life-threatening illnesses or injuries until professional emergency medical care is available. The life-support skills taught in this course include one- and two-rescuer CPR for adults, children, and infants. Use of automatic external defibrillators, bleeding management, assisting a choking victim, and responding to a person in shock. The first aid skills taught include conducting secondary assessments, splinting, and responding to medical emergencies.


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Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries (EO2)

Administering emergency oxygen is the preferred first aid for scuba diving injuries, and early administration can drastically improve the outcome for an injured diver. The DAN Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries course teaches you how to administer life-saving oxygen first aid to divers who may be suffering from decompression illness (DCI). Additionally, this course will teach you how to recognize the signs and symptoms of decompression illness and respond to them accordingly. The emergency response skills taught in this course are not unique to scuba diving; they’re applicable to many other watersports and other activities.


Complete your DAN IQC and become a DAN Diving First Aid for Professional Divers (DFA Pro) Instructor

Diving First Aid for Professional Divers (DFA Pro)

Professional divers have unique responsibilities and a duty to respond to unique situations; their first-aid training should not be any less unique. DAN’s Diving First Aid for Professional Divers course is designed for commercial, professional, aquarium, and scientific divers, and it provides knowledge and first aid skills specifically for these work environments.

DFA Pro includes all elements of the DAN BLS and EO2 courses and includes material on neurological assessment and first aid for hazardous marine life injuries.  In the neurological assessment portion of the DFA Pro course, you will learn how to properly manage injuries with neurological implications. You will learn to recognize these injuries and properly perform a neurological assessment. You’ll also learn what information to collect and relay to emergency medical services. Recognizing symptoms and responding quickly can shorten recovery times and improve long-term outcomes.  In the hazardous marine life injuries segment, you will gain the knowledge you need to identify specific types of marine life injuries and the first aid skills to treat them.

DFA Pro is the most comprehensive first-aid course in the dive industry.  While geared toward dive instructors and divemasters, anyone, even non-divers, will learn an indispensable set of first aid and risk-mitigation skills.

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Be a DAN member and a DAN Pro.
Be an active scuba diving leader (e.g., instructor, assistant instructor, dive con, or divemaster) with your training agency.