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This program introduces and trains candidates in the F.I.I. teaching methods, standards and procedures, and course operations utilizing the F.I.I. Instructor manual, teaching scripts and FII Educational System as a tool.


This is FII entry-level professional certification allowing assistant instructors to co-teach with fully certified FII instructors and independently supervise or guide already certified freedivers.

Attaining FII Assistant Instructor certification is a prerequisite to entering the FII Instructor Program.


Course Syllabus

  • FII Standards and Procedures

  • FII Quality Assurance Program

  • Fundamentals of the FII education system and teachings

  • Supervision and control of freedivers

  • Risk management

  • Confined water and open-water watermanship

  • Practical instructing and evaluation


Course Duration: 
4-day course. Minimum 12 hours academics, 4 hours open water, and 6 hours confined water training.


FII Advanced Freediving Safety, CPR, First Aid, and Oxygen Provider certifications


Age Requirement:
Minimum 18 years or older 


Freediving specific equipment: wetsuit, mask, snorkel, freediving fins, rubber weight belt, weights, freediving computer, waterproof writing slate. 


Learning Materials: 
FII Instructor Manual and Teaching Scripts

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