It is possible for a student who has passed the Fundamentals class at the recreational level to be re-evaluated at a later date after they have had an opportunity to work on various skills etc, in preparation for taking further GUE technical or Cave classes. In this way, the Fundamentals class operates as the "gateway" for further training. Prior to an official evaluation students usually have the opportunity to dive with other GUE divers and even with their GUE instructor in a non-formal setting. This is a terrific opportunity for "osmosis" and skill building after their intial GUE training.
Way to go Jim. I believe it was just ove a year ago from this date that you did you first open water dive. And now you are preparing for Tech I :-) A huge attaboy for persistence and hard work. It was a pleasure working with you Jim. :-)