DAN IQC Dive Emergency Management Provider Instructor Course

Divers Alert Network

DAN Instructor Qualification Course – Diving First Aid for Professional Divers

DAN IQCThis is our most comprehensive program and will provide the most flexibility to me and customize your student’s training goals. Upon completing this course you will be qualified to teach the following DAN provider programs: Basic Life Support – CPR & First Aid, Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries, Neurological Assessment, Hazardous Marine Life Injuries, and CPR Health Care Provider with First Aid.  These courses can be offered ala carte or as a comprehensive DEMP or as DFA Pro programs.

During the course, you’ll learn how to provide role-model demonstrations for each of the key skills included in each provider-level course as well as demonstrate the thorough knowledge of the associated course standards.

Note:  DAN Instructors who work with individuals who dive as part of their job or volunteer duties, will want to consider the DFA Pro IQC. 

Course Content

1. Complete the DAN Core Online

To access the Core Module Online, go to the DAN America website. Select “Begin the Core Module Online” at the bottom of the page. Proceed through the module, reading the directions and answering the questions. You may Save and Exit at any time. To return to where you left off, simply follow the link and then select the Login Button on the entrance screen.

Topics Include:

  • Overview of DAN
  • Becoming a DAN Instructor
  • DAN training methodology
  • Role of a DAN instructor
  • Ethics, QA and the use of DAN logos
  • DAN training programs
  • General S&P overview
  • DAN Provider Award

Note: The online Core Module must be completed no more than 60 days prior to the start of the Instructor Qualification Course.

2. DAN Mini Core

The instructor training will address the following topics during the Mini Core segment.

Topics Include:

  • DAN Training Methodology
  • Instructor materials
  • Administrative procedures
  • Instructor resources
  • Marketing DAN courses
  • Good Samaritan laws
  • Disease transmission
  • Steps to teach the course

3. Diving First Aid for Professional Divers Provider

You’ll learn the DAN five-point process used to teach these four courses: BLS: CPR & FA, Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries, Neurological Assessment for Divers, Hazardous Marine Life Injuries, and CPR Healthcare Provider with First Aid.  The DEMP and DFA Pro course are part of these individual courses.

Course Fee – $750


  • All classroom training (options include: either two full days or four evenings)
  • Use of CPR Mannequins, Oxygen kits, non-rebreather masks, splinting and bandaging materials, gloves, and first aid equipment

Not Included

  • DFA Pro Student Slates
  • DAN Instructor Application Processing Fee to DAN – $100