Online Exams

Professional Knowledge Exams

The online professional knowledge exam is available for Alpine, Snowboard, Adaptive, Adaptive Snowboard, and Telemark candidates.

Online exams and courses are available from July 15 to June 15.

The deadline to register is June 7.

Online exams and courses must be completed by June 15.

For Alpine and Snowboard candidates:

  • The 2017-2018 cost to take an online exam is $20 per certification exam.
  • No Snowsports Directors Signature is required for the online portion of the exam. Your Snowsports Director’s Signature is required to process all on-snow exam registrations. Please refer to Exam Guides for further information on exam procedures and qualifications.
  • You must start the exam within 30 days of your purchase.
  • You must pass your exam prior to registering for any on-snow module.
  • If you fail any one category, you will have to purchase the exam again and retake all six categories.
  • Studying for the exam ahead of time will ensure you are on the right track to pass the exam the first time you take it.
  • You will be evaluated in six categories:
    1. Science of Skiing or Riding
    2. Teaching and Learning Theory
    3. Movement Analysis
    4. Tactics and Techniques
    5. Specific Populations
    6. Industry, Service and Safety
  • You must achieve a minimum of 70% to pass each category.
  • Each category consists of 10 multiple choice questions, and each category is individually timed and scored.
  • Once you complete a category, you will be directed to the next category in the overall exam.
  • Should a member require special arrangements for the exam, or does not have access to take the exam online, arrangements can be made through the Albany Office by contacting the Education and Programs Department at (518) 452-6095.


  • Num. Exam Open To Cost Registration Information
    980 Alpine Level 2 Online Exam Certified Level I Members $20 Click here to
    REGISTER
    ONLINE
    981 Alpine Level 3 Online Exam Certified Level II Members $20 Click here to
    REGISTER
    ONLINE
    982 Snowboard Level 2 Online Exam Certified Level I Members $20 Click here to
    REGISTER
    ONLINE
    983 Snowboard Level 3 Online Exam Certified Level II Members $20 Click here to
    REGISTER
    ONLINE

    For Adaptive, Adaptive Snowboard, and Telemark candidates:

  • The 2017-2018 cost to take an online exam is $20 per certification exam.
  • No Snowsports Directors Signature is required for the online portion of the exam, so you may register online if you wish.
  • After your registration has been processed, you will receive a separate email with a link to your exam (this is not automatic – we have to send it to you from the office). Save the link until you are ready to take the exam.
  • Candidates will have two attempts per season. If the exam candidate does not achieve 70% or higher at either attempt, the exam candidate will not be eligible to attempt the exam until the following season.
  • Members who wish to pursue the above certifications this season will be required to pass an online Professional Knowledge exam prior to registering for the on-hill exam process. This online exam takes the place of the written exam, previously administered at the exam. The online exam consists of 50 randomly selected multiple-choice questions, and will have a time limit of 50 minutes.
  • To register for this exam, members can register online or complete a standard event application. Your Snowsports School Director’s signature is not required to process the written exam registration. Your Snowsports Director’s Signature is required to process all other exam registrations. Please refer to Exam Guides for further information on exam procedures and qualifications.
  • Once your application is processed, you will be sent a link from the office via email to take the online exam. The 50 minute time limit begins after you accept the terms and conditions online.
  • Should a member require special arrangements for the exam, or does not have access to take the exam online, arrangements can be made through the Albany Office by contacting the Education and Programs Department at (518) 452-6095.
  • Num. Exam Open To Cost Registration Information
    984 Adaptive Level 2 Online Exam ADAPTIVE Certified Level I Members $20 Click here to
    REGISTER
    ONLINE
    985 Adaptive Level 3 Online Exam ADAPTIVE Certified Level II Members $20 Click here to
    REGISTER
    ONLINE
    986 Telemark Level 2 Online Exam Certified Level I Members $20 Click here to
    REGISTER
    ONLINE
    987 Telemark Level 3 Online Exam Certified Level II Members $20 Click here to
    REGISTER
    ONLINE
    988 Adaptive Snowboard Level 2 Online Exam Adaptive Snowboard Certified Level I Members $20 Click here to
    REGISTER
    ONLINE

    The exam guides are listed in the EDUCATION Section of the website, under the specific discipline. You can get to those sections from the following links:

     

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