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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. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
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    Classified, of course not, but private? Yes. If the certs were done by an independent instructor, or through another shop, they belong to that instructor/shop. It is between the new shop and the instructor, but if he won't verify his claim of certs, how can he be trusted?
     
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  2. Ben_3

    Ben_3 Barracuda

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    Location: Canada
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    I understand, and I think your right :)
     
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  3. JackD342

    JackD342 Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Highland Park, IL
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    Just a thought to add - keep in mind that not all instruction is reflected in the certification counts.
    I train a lot of confined water skills that lead to certifications via referrals in warmer climes. That would not be reflected in my cert report.
     
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  4. mmerriman

    mmerriman Captain

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Boston MA
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    that depends on agency and whether you submit paperwork. if PADI and you submit a training completion form for OW referrals and DSDs you get partial credit. However you're right - not everything is accounted for in a raw cert count.
     
  5. Steve_C

    Steve_C Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Raleigh, NC USA
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    Experience does not count?
     
  6. mmerriman

    mmerriman Captain

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Boston MA
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    you know what they call someone that just graduated medical school? Doctor.

    yes experience counts - but looking at raw #s never tells the whole story.
     
  7. divezonescuba

    divezonescuba Dive Charter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Houston, Texas
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    We had a guy like that try to get a job. After asking for his dive resume and certification printout, he suddenly lost interest.

    You might also specifically look at junior certs. We had a guy working for us that decided he was not going to train any more junior students after he was involved in blowing out one junior students ear drum.

    Ever since then, we don’t deal with instructors we don’t have first hand knowledge of. It has worked out well.
     
  8. Steve_C

    Steve_C Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Raleigh, NC USA
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    Of course, but they are part of the story. A diver with 1000 dives may not be a good diver but a diver with 2 dives would not be considered an experienced diver.

    Your reply surprises me. You were the one that seems to be saying having the card was all that mattered.
     
  9. mmerriman

    mmerriman Captain

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Boston MA
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    i never said that. I was asking what the issue was.
     

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