Recertification – Public Safety Scuba Instructor


There is a maximum of one recertification per order. The trainer’s name is required to purchase this item. The recertification link will be emailed with the order confirmation and receipt.

If paying with a purchase order, access to the recertification link may be delayed as purchase orders are only processed during business hours.

In an attempt to ensure competency, proficiency and safety during public safety diving operations, Public Safety Scuba Instructors (PSSI) are required to recertify every 3 years.

If you are already expired, please contact Dive Rescue International before purchasing this recertification. 

NOTE:  It is the sole responsibility of the PSSI to notify Dive Rescue International of any address/department changes.


Public Safety Scuba Instructor Recertification


  • Teach/co-teach a minimum of one initial, refresher or crossover Public Safety Diver (PSD) program within the three-year certification period
  • Submit all Dive Rescue International (DRI) class rosters and accompanying Emergency Action Plan forms within 10 days of class completion
  • Ensure your mailing address, email address, department/organization or telephone number are up-to-date since your initial DR1T class or your last recertification.  Contact us at [email protected] to update your trainer profile, if needed.


  • Successful completion of the IADRS Watermanship Test and SCUBA Skills Review within the last 12 months of the recertification date
  • Complete the online PSSI recertification exam (with a score of 85% or higher)

The following paperwork must also be completed for PSSI recertification:

*NOTE:  Logged dives should include the following information if possible:  dive tender’s name, supervisor or team leader’s name, nature of dive, date, location, bottom time and water type (i.e. depth, visibility and temperature).