Welcome – Level I Info

ALWAYS REMEMBER:

  • PSIA-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 online component 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 PSIA-AASI National education materials.
  4. Choose a Level I Exam event and register online, before the event registration closes.
  5. 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.
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. 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. 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. During the event, there will be a conductor’s evaluation for attaining the Level I Certification.

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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