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C.S.I.A. Level 1
Certification Description

The Level 1 ski instructor certification is for any competent parallel skier, aged 14 years or older, and seeking to work as a ski instructor. The Level 1 candidate can expect to be exposed to a variety of terrain, snow conditions and terrain features.

The 3 day level 1 course is an introduction to ski teaching, CSIA technique and methodology, and the role of ski teaching within the ski industry. It combines the basics of practical ski teaching methods, technical understanding and development of guest service skills, specifically addressing children’s skiing.

The level 1 certification course includes:

  • An introduction to CSIA skiing and teaching methodology

  • Strategies to develop skiers from entry level to intermediate

  • Techniques and strategies for effective assessment and development

  • Personal feedback on ski performance

  • Interactive preparatory online module

Following your registration, an access code to the online module will be emailed to you. This 20-minute interactive module introduces concepts that will be used through the course: Decision Making for Instructors, The Gliding Experience (beginner progression), Technical Reference, and Responsible Teaching. Candidates are responsible for this information as part of the course curriculum.

Upon successful completion of a Level 1 CSIA course, you become a member of the CSIA and are billed annually for membership dues by the National Office. Membership benefits are available to you provided your membership dues are fully paid.