PADI IDC candidates are required to have the following:
- Have been an Open Water Diver for a minimum of 6 months
- Must be Divemaster certified or higher rating
- Must have a certificate in medical training such as the PADI EFR
- Must have a minimum of 100 logged dives
- Must be EANX certified in order to take the PADI EANX Instructor course
- Must be medically fit for diving and provide a certificate from a doctor.