2017 Certification Program Renewals
Attention AAUS Instructors! It is time for your annual AAUS-ITI Instructor Renewal. Please note that this only applies to those programs who have chosen to participate in the voluntary certification card program. You should have already received a renewal package (paper and/or electronic) from ITI. You must renew as an Instructor with International Training (ITI) to maintain status as an AAUS Instructor and be able to register and certify AAUS divers.
Paper renewal - If you received a paper renewal package, please complete the necessary information and submit the annual instructor renewal fee ($150) via mail. The annual renewal fee increases to $170 after Dec. 15.
Online renewal - If you did not receive a paper renewal package, or if you prefer to renew online, you may complete this process on the ITI-SDI/TDI website (www.tdisdi.com). To do so, login to your Instructor Profile, and then choose ‘Tools’, ‘Renew Membership’ from the menu bar. Complete the necessary information and submit the annual instructor renewal fee online with a credit card
AAUS Facilities- as an AAUS instructor you must submit a paper Facility Renewal Form if you are the primary instructor/facility administrator at your AAUS facility. A Facility Fee is not required for AAUS Facilities.
NOTE- the online Facility Renewal process is not available to AAUS Facilities; AAUS Facilities that renew online will be charged a Facility Renewal Fee. AAUS Facilities should instead complete the paper Facility Renewal Form linked above, and then submit to ITI via mail or fax (address and fax number listed on the bottom of the form) or scan and send via email (email@example.com) with "AAUS Facility Renewal" in the subject line.
SDI/TDI Facility- If you are an AAUS instructor and your Facility is also an SDI/TDI Training facility, you must submit a separate Facility Renewal Form for that SDI/TDI training facility, and a Facility Fee for that SDI/TDI facility.
Specific questions regarding the annual renewal process or online interface should be directed to ITI. General questions about the AAUS Certification Program should be directed to the AAUS Certification program coordinator (Chris Rigaud, firstname.lastname@example.org) or the AAUS office (Heather Albright, email@example.com).
In 2013, AAUS partnered with International Training (ITI) to launch the AAUS Certification Program. This initiative represented nearly two years of communication and cooperation between AAUS and ITI. Under this program, AAUS Organizational Members and DSOs who choose to participate will be able to offer internationally recognized AAUS diver certifications through their OM/Facility training programs.
Conduct AAUS Scientific Diver training programs using the AAUS Standards.
- Reduce or eliminate ties to recreational training agencies.
- Choose educational materials that meet your needs.
- AAUS certifications are supported and recognized by ITI, an international training agency.
- No need to issue ‘equivalent’ recreational certifications as proof of Scientific Diver training.
- ITI and AAUS are currently working to make personal professional liability insurance specific to AAUS Scientific Diver training and certification available to AAUS Instructors.