Welcome – Level I Info

ALWAYS REMEMBER:

  • PSIA-E/AASI offers a wonderful opportunity for instructors to grow in their professional field and have fun while doing it. Our members are motivated by sharing the joy of teaching and the mountain experience.
  • Enjoy the camaraderie of the group and the clinic leader you will ski/ride with at this event, and always to remember the fun of learning, the reward of teaching and the joy of skiing and riding.
When you choose to pursue your Level I Certification in your chosen discipline, you must meet the following requirements:
For all disciplines:
  1. You must be a current Registered member.
  2. All Level I Exam candidates MUST complete the Level I Workbook prior to their on-snow evaluation.
  3. You should prepare by reading the exam guide specific to your discipline as well as the Core Concepts manual. The Core Concepts manual can be purchased in the Eastern Division Pro Shop/Bookstore.
  4. You must fill out and submit an Event Application prior to the published event deadline.
To participate in Alpine Level I Certification:

* You must complete a minimum of 50 hours of combined in-house training and actual on-hill teaching, as attested to by your snowsports school director. Your initial 25 hours which were attained to become a Registered Member can be applied to this total of 50 hours.

To participate in AASI Level I Certification:

* You must complete a minimum of 50 hours of combined in-house training and actual on-hill teaching, as attested to by your snowsports school director. Your initial 25 hours which were attained to become a Registered Member can be applied to this total of 50 hours.

To participate in Nordic Level I Certification:

* This discipline does not have an event with the formal title of Level I Exam. Instead, Registered members must attend a two day event in any of the upgrade or special events categories for either Cross Country or Telemark as appropriate. You must state that it is your desire to attain your Level I when you submit your event application. During the event, there will be a conductor’s evaluation for attaining the Level I Certification.
* Also, if you do not have a snowsports school director or major organizer due to the nature of your group, you may sign your name in the snowsports school director’s section of the form.

To participate in Adaptive Level I Certification:

* You must complete a minimum of 50 hours of combined in-house training and actual on-hill teaching, as attested to by your snowsports school director. Your initial 25 hours which were attained to become a Registered Member can be applied to this total of 50 hours.

All Level I Certifications are awarded based on the participant successfully demonstrating that they meet the teaching, skiing and/or riding standards as outlined in their discipline specific exam guide.

Click here for a reference of exam guides.


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