PADI eCard Available Shortly
The eCard, an electronic version of a certification card available for smartphones, will be available shortly for PADI Professionals.
The eCard leverages the power of the smartphone (initially available for Apple, and Android smartphones) and will be hosted, managed and displayed using the PADI App. The PADI eCard is proof of certification. Security of the eCard is a primary concern, so QR coding (a specific,
two-dimensional code) is integrated to make authentication straightforward and easy.
Initially, the eCard will only be available through Replacement Card Online. Divers replacing existing certification cards will have the options of an eCard, plastic certification card or both.
PADI Professionals will receive an eCard of their highest core level (including Course Director and IDC Staff) as a member benefit with their renewal for 2012. The eCard will be available for new certifications and replacement cards starting in fourth quarter 2011.
For more details, visit PADI’s website.