Certification in CPR and first aid is a prerequisite for a number of PADI courses, including Rescue Diver. If you are unable to offer your students CPR and first aid training prior to taking the Rescue Diver course with you, you will have to refer them to someone else who can. In many cases this will break the link between you and your valued customers, as they are more likely to go on and complete their Rescue Diver certification with the person you referred them to for CPR and first aid training.
Emergency First Response Instructor (or qualifying certification) are required certification to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. To make things as convenient for you as possible, we schedule the one-day Emergency First Response Instructor Course at the beginning of the IDC.