UTD Foundational and Side Mount IDC
The Open Water/Foundational Module is held worldwide and consist of a 4 day "in-person" and in-water IDC class that covers instructor candidate lectures, dry run presentations, and in water teaching and evaluating. This part of the IDC follows the home study Class Preparation and Academic Modules.
Here is a typical OW/Found. Instructor Development Course Outline:
Note: Keep in mind you must successfully completion the three core modules (Registration, Prep, Academics) to be able to attend.
Once you have completed the core modules and the Open Water/Foundational module and received a recommendation from your Instructor trainer, you will be evaluated by the UTD Training Board. Upon successful evaluation by the UTD Training Board, you will be a certified UTD Instructor with the ability to teach either the Open Water category or the Foundational category classes and the specialties. Depending on which In-Person IDC you attend you may then continue on to one of the other Category Modules such as Technical, Trimix, Rebreather, Cave, Wreck, Side-Mount and so on.