The Rebreather Training Council (RTC) is made up of training agencies that provide courses for divers using rebreathers. The RTC’s mission is to promote the safe use of rebreathers by creating industry training standards and operational protocols. Having agreed to minimum standards makes it easier to compare certifications from different agencies. PADI is a founding RTC member and active participant in council meetings.
In August 2017, the RTC published the first training standard – RTC Rebreather Diver Level 1. This standard describes the minimum required training for diver to dive with a rebreather to a maximum depth of 30 metres/100 feet with no planned stage decompression stops and without supervision by an instructor or divemaster. The PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver course meets or exceeds all the requirements of RTC Rebreather Diver Level 1 standards.