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How to request number of Certifications of my staff?

Discussion in 'Business of Diving Institute' started by Milou, Feb 26, 2020.

  1. Milou

    Milou Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Spain
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    Hello,

    Is there a way I can find out the number of certified students that one of my instructor staff members "pretends to have certified?" We are suspectiong that somebody is lying about having done a huge number of certifications. As a divecenter, can this been found out directly with the use of the PADI# of this instructor, or can I see this in his account when I let this person login? Or must I request this with PADI? Thank you if somebody can help me with this.
     
  2. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: U.S. East Coast
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    The instructor can access his own certification record and give you a copy of it.
    If he refuses to do that, then that is your answer.
     
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  3. ChuckP

    ChuckP Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cozumel
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    Padi pro site, he logs on and under my account, he can run a student counts report - mine gave totals for cert types for 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and prior to 2017
     
  4. Milou

    Milou Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Spain
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    Thank you tursiops and ChuckP for the information. So only the instructor can access his own certification record, I or the divecenter cannot check this for him?
     
  5. Graeme Fraser

    Graeme Fraser Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Narnia
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    I believe only the instructor can access their own student count. However, it is perfectly reasonable to request a copy of the report. I've been asked to evidence this when moving to a new centre and when crossing over to a different agency.
     
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  6. mmerriman

    mmerriman Captain

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Boston MA
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    aside from the instructor potentially lying about the number - is there an issue? In general being renewed and authorized to teach is what you should care about.
     
  7. martincohn

    martincohn Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: USA
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    Oh I don't know. If I knew he lied about that, what else is he lying about.

    Zero tolerance for liars and thieves. Don't want um as friends, and sure as **** don't want them working for me!
     
  8. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Largo, FL USA
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    I agree with Martin. Lying to your employer about anything is grounds for termination in pretty much any type of business. A dive instructor saying they've certified 10,000 students is akin to an engineer saying they've got 20 years experience in the field. If it turns out that guy only has 1 year experience or 50 students, that's an entirely different quality of employee (not to mention the lack of trust).
     
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  9. mmerriman

    mmerriman Captain

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Boston MA
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    in order to get into many keyman programs (like DUI for example) you need to show them #'s.
     
  10. Ben_3

    Ben_3 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Canada
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    Maybe if you call PADI they can informe you. I would be surprised if it was classified info...
     

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