Alpine Certification Path

Alpine Level 1 Certification:

Prerequisites

  • Minimum 16 years of age.
  • Be a current employee of a snowsports school.
  • Have taught a recommended minimum of 50 hours of combined in-house training and actual on-hill teaching.
  • Be a current Registered Member of PSIA-AASI in good standing.
  • Complete the Alpine Level I eLearning Course prior to registering for the on-snow assessment.
  • Successfully pass an on-snow assessment.
  • 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.

Requirements

  • At this assessment you will be expected to understand, teach and engage students in the Novice Zone.
  • The candidate may attend a 2-day Level I Assessment.
  • Or, the candidate may attend the 5-day Level I College.
  • You should prepare by reading the exam guide and Technical Manual 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.

Once certified, click here for a summary of what is required to maintain PSIA-AASI Certification.

ALPINE LEVEL I E-LEARNING COURSE


ALPINE ASSESSMENT GUIDE

Alpine Level 2 Certification:

Prerequisites

  • Alpine, Snowboard, Tele, Cross Country or Adaptive Level 1 Certified.
  • Be a current employee of a snowsports school.
  • Have taught a recommended minimum of 150 hours of combined in-house training and actual on-hill teaching.
  • Pass Level 2 Online Professional Knowledge Assessment prior to registering for any on-snow portion.
  • 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.
  • Attain Children’s Specialist 1 prior to taking the Teaching assessment.
  • A skiing or teaching clinic is recommended to help candidate prepare for exam, but is not required.

Requirements

  • One-day Level II Skiing Assessment: Candidates will be evaluated on the Assessment Criteria of the National Standards
  • One-day Level II Teaching Assessment: Candidates will have multiple opportunities to teach and show their knowledgebase through group and individual participation and questions by the evaluators. Scoring will reflect the Learning Connection Model – Technical, Teaching and People Skills.
  • If the candidate prefers, there is an option to attend a five-day skiing or teaching college.
Alpine Level II Professional Knowledge Exam


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Alpine Level 3 Certification:

Prerequisites

  • Alpine, Snowboard, Tele, Cross Country or Adaptive Level 2 Certified.
  • Be a current employee of a snowsports school.
  • Have taught a recommended minimum of 300 hours; of which ideally, 150 were at advanced levels.
  • Pass the Level 3 Online Professional Knowledge Assessment prior to registering for on-snow components.
  • 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.

Requirements

    • One-day Level III Skiing Assessment: Candidates will be evaluated on the Assessment Criteria of the National Standards.
    • One-day Level III Teaching Assessment: Candidates will have multiple opportunities to teach and show their knowledgebase through group and individual participation and questions from the evaluators. Scoring will reflect the Learning Connection Model – Technical, Teaching and People Skills.
    • If the candidate prefers, there is an option to attend a five-day skiing or teaching college.
    • Attend a skiing or teaching prerequisite prior to the Level III Teaching Assessment:
      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
Alpine Level III Professional Knowledge Exam


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