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Anyone done EFR instructor crossover?

Discussion in 'Public Safety Divers/Search and Rescue' started by rickthompson, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. rickthompson

    rickthompson Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Coral Gables, Florida, United States
    Figured a bunch of you in this group might be CPR instructors, and was wondering if anyone of you've done the instructor crossover for PADI EFR? I'm currently an AHA BLS instructor, and after recently completing DM figured that I might be able to get more into the dive market, but I'm hoping the crossover isn't too much time or fees. Anyone know how much it costs?

  2. tkdgodess

    tkdgodess PADI Pro

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Canada
    I just wrote the exams and team taught. Signed off by my cd. Only cost me the pic and padi materials... Took a couple of hours because i had already learned the "padi" way.
  3. Tug

    Tug ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    I was/am an ARC instructor and crossed over to EFR. I did it mainly to teach at a few dive shops around me and to avoid some ARC drama at the time being. I spent a few hours with the EFR instructor trainer going over the materials and the EFR way of teaching things then "taught" a few segments to some of the store staff.

    While I'm not familiar with AHA, I'd recommend unless you have a place to teach EFR classes, stay with what you're familiar with.

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  4. TC

    TC Miscreant Moderator Staff Member

    I did the online crossover 5 or 6 years ago, (I'm also AHA) it was pretty simple. I think it was around $100.

    I actually prefer DANs new materials to what they had back then. Never bothered to renew it because I had other courses to use that I liked better. The materials weren't bad, just not the best IMO.
  5. ben_wilson3301

    ben_wilson3301 Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Silvis, IL, USA
    EFR is based mostly on AHA guidelines.

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