Alpine Exam Certification Path

Alpine Level I Certification Path:

  • You must be a current Registered Member of PSIA-AASI, in good standing.
  • You must be 16 years of age or older, by time of the certification event.
  • You must be a current employee of a snowsports school.
  • You must have completed at least 50 hours of any combination of teaching and training at your home mountain.
  • You must inform your school director of your intent to take the Level I Certification exam.
  • PLEASE NOTE: While a school director’s signature is not required, we strongly encourage you to notify your director so that he or she is both aware of and can help ensure that you are prepared for a successful exam experience. When you register for a the Level I Certification exam you are attesting that you have read and completed all requirements prior to taking the Level I Certification exam.
  • Complete the Alpine Level I E-Learning Course prior to the Level I Certification exam.
  • The Level I Workbook is recommended (not required) prior to the Level I Certification exam.
  • You should prepare by reading the exam guide specific to your discipline as well as the Teaching Snowsports manual. A digital version of this manual is available from the National office at Digital Manuals for Every Discipline – PSIA-AASI.
  • Choose a Level I Exam event and register online, before the event registration closes.
  • Successfully pass an on snow Alpine Level I Certification assessment.
  • Once certified, click here for a summary of what is required to maintain PSIA-AASI Certification.
ALPINE LEVEL I E-LEARNING COURSE


LEVEL I WORKBOOK


ALPINE EXAM GUIDE

Alpine Level II Certification Path:

  • Be a current employee of a snowsports school
  • Please note: While a school director’s signature is not required, we strongly encourage you to notify your director so that he or she is both aware of and can help ensure that you are prepared for a successful exam experience.
  • Completed a minimum of 150 hours of teaching/training
  • Be a current Level I Certified Member of PSIA-AASI, in good standing
  • Be current in continuing education credits – preferably with events that will help prepare candidate for exam
  • Before any on-snow portion, you must pass the Alpine Level II Professional Knowledge Exam online
  • Attain CS1 Professional designation prior to the Teaching Exam
  • A skiing or teaching clinic is recommended to help candidate prepare for exam, but is not required.
  • Successfully pass all three Performance Areas of the ON-SNOW SKIING EXAM:
    • Agility / Versatility
    • Mountain Skiing
    • Skiing at Skill Level
  • Once a candidate has shown competency and successfully completed a performance area, that success will be “banked” and is valid for life based on continuous active membership for that member. When a candidate is successful in each of the three performance areas, he/she will have passed the ON-SNOW SKIING EXAM, and that achievement will be good based on continuous active membership for that member.

  • Successfully pass the ON-SNOW TEACHING EXAM.
  • Once a candidate has shown competency and successfully completed a required assessments, that success will be “banked” and is valid for life based on continuous active membership for that member. When a candidate is successful in each of the required assessments, he/she will have passed the ON-SNOW TEACHING EXAM, and that achievement will be good based on continuous active membership for that member.

ONLINE EXAM INFO


ALPINE EXAM GUIDE

Alpine Level III Certification Path:

  • Be a current employee of a snowsports school
  • Please note: While a school director’s signature is not required, we strongly encourage you to notify your director so that he or she is both aware of and can help ensure that you are prepared for a successful exam experience.
  • Completed a minimum of 300 hours of teaching/training, of which 150 should be at advanced levels
  • Be a current Level II Certified Member of PSIA-AASI, in good standing
  • Be current in continuing education credits – preferably with events that will help prepare candidate for exam
  • Before any on-snow portion, you must pass the Alpine Level III Professional Knowledge Exam online
  • Attend a skiing or teaching prerequisite prior to the Teaching Exam:
    Skiing Prerequisites: Teaching Prerequisites:
    Level 3 Exam Prep @ Snow Pro Jam Level 3 Exam Prep @ Snow Pro Jam
    Level 3 Exam Prep – Skiing Level 3 Exam Prep – Teaching
    Level 3 Skiing College Level 3 Teaching College
    Moguls 200 or 300 Coaching High End Skiing
    Gateway to Dynamic Skiing Children’s Specialist 2
    Skiing 200 Freestyle Specialist 2
    Race Clinic Movement Analysis 201
    Spring Academy Stance & Alignment
  • A prerequisite is good for the season in which it was taken and the following two seasons.

  • Successfully pass all three Performance Areas of the ON-SNOW SKIING EXAM:
    • Agility / Versatility
    • Mountain Skiing
    • Skiing at Skill Level
  • Once a candidate has shown competency and successfully completed a performance area, that success will be “banked” and is valid for life based on continuous active membership for that member. When a candidate is successful in each of the three performance areas, he/she will have passed the ON-SNOW SKIING EXAM, and that achievement will be good based on continuous active membership for that member.

  • Successfully pass the ON-SNOW TEACHING EXAM.
  • Once a candidate has shown competency and successfully completed a required assessment, that success will be “banked” and is valid for life based on continuous active membership for that member. When a candidate is successful in each of the required assessment, he/she will have passed the ON-SNOW TEACHING EXAM, and that achievement will be good based on continuous active membership for that member.

ONLINE EXAM INFO


ALPINE EXAM GUIDE