Event Schedule

¦¦¦Children's Specialist 1

Dates: Saturday, April 3, 2021 - Sunday, April 4, 2021 from 8:45 am - 4:00 pm ET (2 Days)
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Location: Jay Peak (VT) (DUE TO COVID PRECAUTIONS, plan to meet your group on snow at 8:45am and wrap up between 3:30 and 4:00pm. More specific information will be sent to you prior to the event by email or text regarding your group's specific meeting location. - COVID)

Event Code: 321CS0403B

Registration Information:
- Early Bird Price: $205.00 (available through Friday, March 19)
- Standard Price: $230.00
- CEUs: 12

Event Prerequisite(s): Current PSIA-AASI Membership, Children’s Specialist 1 Knowledge Review online (https://lms.thesnowpros.org), Level 1 Certification

Registration Closes: Saturday, March 27, 2021, 11:59 pm ET

Online Registration: CLOSED

Offline Registration: Please call the Eastern office (518) 452-6095 during regular hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm EST.

Course Description:

Children's Specialist 1 (CS1) is the entry-level children's education course for PSIA and AASI, and it includes an evaluation component. The course includes an online e-Learning course (estimated at 4-6 hours to complete, before attending the on-snow portion); skiing/riding and teaching scenarios; and a technical discussion regarding how children/young students learn and progress from the Beginner/Novice to Intermediate Zones. The CS1 course is for instructors embarking on the journey toward mastery of the art of children's snowsports instruction. Candidates must pass both the CS1 e-Learning course and the on-snow portion to complete the CS1 accreditation.

Evaluations of those taking the CS1 course reflect the participants' knowledge of teaching children, and individuals. Successful completion of the course grants professional recognition to the instructor for their education, experience, and expertise in teaching snowsports to children. This is a multidisciplinary course. Instructors are encouraged to take the CS1 course once they've achieved Level I PSIA-AASI certification.

Evaluation Criteria:
  • Participant must be Level I Certified.
  • Must complete the online CS1 e-Learning course (estimated at 4-6 hours to complete) prior to attending the course.*
  • Must be an active participant in course.
  • Must contribute at the event during any round table discussions.
  • Must receive a passing score from divisional education staff based on the participant's demonstrated knowledge, understanding, teaching and movement analysis.


* The CS1 e-Learning Review course is available on the National LMS Website free of charge. Once you are logged in, go to My Account, and then My Learning, to see the content you already have access to. If you haven't done so already, you will need to complete a "purchase" process to access the CS1 e-Learning course. Please be sure to complete all steps. Some parts of the course will specifically reference information in the current Children's Instruction Manual, so it is suggested to have a copy nearby. Please take a moment also to review the videos under Children's Resources on the Eastern Website prior to your clinic.



  • Up to 14 days prior to the event: $20.00 fee

  • During the two weeks prior to the event: $25.00 fee


  • Up to 14 days prior to the event: $20.00 fee

  • During the two weeks prior to the event: $50.00 fee

  • Notice to the office must be made no later than 4:30pm on last business day before the event.

    IF YOU DO NOT SHOW AT YOUR EVENT AND DO NOT CONTACT US by 4:30pm on last business day before the event: No refund.

    IF YOUR CHECK IS RETURNED TO US: Checks returned for insufficient funds will not be redeposited. The registration will be voided unless such checks or charges are replaced by certified check, money order or cash prior to the event. For returned checks, this must include a processing charge of $25.00.

    Some resorts may require quarantine if traveling from another state.
    Please be sure to check for any travel restrictions before you register for any event or exam.
    ✓ Click here for COVID Travel Advisory Links by State.
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    Please note: We expect our current event calendar to fluctuate this season more than most.
    There will likely be additions and changes as the season progresses. Please check back regularly.


    PSIA-AASI Eastern Division
    Event Participant Safety Policy

    Skiing and riding are athletic and physically demanding activities. It is the expectation of PSIA-AASI Eastern Division that each participant attending an event or exam shall possess the requisite level of fitness and stamina to participate safely, on all appropriate terrain and at a pace consistent with other members of the group. As such, PSIA-AASI Eastern Division reserves the right to have education staff reassign participants in any event that may pose a risk to themselves or others or consistently impede the progress of the group to another, more skill and fitness-appropriate event. In such a situation, an appropriate event will be recommended and the member may be transferred to that event at no charge (other than any difference in event costs) or a full refund of the originally registered event will be provided.


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