CCR Technical Extended Range Instructor

The intent of the CCR Technical Extended Range program is to provide divers with the training necessary to independently plan and conduct decompression dives to depths of up to 60 meters with an equally-qualified dive buddy, using a CCR unit and various stage cylinders for bail-out purposes.


The intent of this program is to certify the candidate as a CCR Technical Extended Range Instructor.


An active status CCR Technical Extended Range Instructor Trainer or higher may conduct the CCR Technical Extended Range Instructor Training Course.


Prior to training, candidates must have completed an XR Professional Training Record including:

  • Statement of Understanding
  • Professional Training Assumption of Risk and Liability Release
  • SSI Dive Professional Agreement

All candidates participating in professional level training must have digital copies of the following documents uploaded into ODiN before the final certification(s) can be issued:

  • RSTC Medical Statement signed by a physician within one (1) year
  • Proof of CPR training within two (2) years
  • Proof of First Aid training within two (2) years
  • Proof of Oxygen First Aid training within (2) years


Have at least the following certifications:

  • CCR Hypoxic Trimix
  • CCR Extended Range Instructor
  • Have issued at least five (5) CCR Diving certifications and five (5) CCR Extended Range certifications, or at least ten (10) Extended Range certifications.
  • Have logged at least 150 CCR dives and at least 150 hours of CCR runtime, including at least 50 decompression dives deeper than 50m, with at least 30 minutes of staged decompression.
  • Provide their own CCR Extended Range Total Diving System.
  • Have a clean record and approval from the manufacturer and SSI.
  • Complete the XR Instructor Assessment Form and provide proof of the required teaching and diving experience


Recommended hours for course completion: 24. The number of classes, hours and sessions per day are set by the individual instructor, based on student needs, student ability and water conditions.


  • Complete a review of all program materials, including the student digital learning and instructor materials, and demonstrate adequate understanding of all academic and in-water requirements.
  • Complete a review of all SSI General Training Standards, XR CCR program standards, and all SSI Dive Center/Resort Standards.
  • Complete the applicable ?nal exams with a passing score of at least 90%.
  • Complete the XR Water Fitness Evaluation as outlined in the XR General Training Standards.
  • Present at least one academic presentation on a CCR topic applicable to the program and training level.
  • Demonstrate the ability to rescue an unconscious diver by bringing the diver to the surface from a depth between 5m and 10m.
  • Demonstrate profciency in all CCR skills included in the program instructor manual. All skills must be at demonstrationlevel quality.
  • While acting as instructor, plan and conduct at least four (4) dives from the program under the direct supervision of an active status, unit-specifc CCR Hypoxic Trimix Instructor Trainer.


Active status CCR Technical Extended Range Instructors may teach, supervise and issue certifications for the following programs:

  • CCR Diving
  • CCR Extended Range
  • CCR Extended Range Trimix
  • CCR Technical Extended Range