International Training Professional Familiarization Program
Crossover to ITI Today The ITI Professional Familiarization Program makes it possible to complete all academic requirements for an SDI/TDI/ERDI/PFI Dive Professional. This is the first step for an individual who is current with another recognized SCUBA certification agency to crossover to Scuba Diving International (SDI), Technical Diving International (TDI), Emergency Response Diving International (ERDI), or Professional Freediving International (PFI). You will only have to complete this familiarization once, even if you are crossing over to more than one of these agencies.
The Professional Familiarization Course is a three-step process:
- Step one is to complete this self-study academic program. The program will acquaint you with the history and philosophy of International Training – the parent company of SDI, TDI, ERDI, and PFI. It will also review standards and procedures, programs, and products for the agency or agencies for which you may be qualifying.
- Step two is to gather all of the required paperwork you must submit to acquire your new professional rating(s). This paperwork will include a copy of your current required professional rating and, if required, current insurance listing SDI/TDI/ERDI/PFI as an additional insured. Once you complete the online program and successfully complete the final exam a course completion form will be emailed to you. This form will have a list of all the required paperwork you will need to submit. The form along with all required paperwork will need to be submitted to an SDI/TDI/ERDI/PFI Representative.
Step three is to finalize your rating. Options for this step are:
- Option one is to meet with an SDI/TDI/ERDI/PFI Representative or Instructor Trainer. During this meeting you will be able to ask any questions you may have. The representative will ensure you have all the required paperwork and will help you submit it to SDI/TDI/ERDI/PFI Headquarters.
- Option two is to meet with an individual from the local SDI/TDI/ERDI/PFI facility you are affiliated with. They will verify you have all the required paperwork and will be able to help answer any questions you may have. You can always contact SDI/TDI/ERDI/PFI Headquarters with your questions.
Once your paperwork is received and processed by headquarters you will receive your new SDI, TDI, ERDI, or PFI Dive Professional credentials.