CSIA Certification Pathway

 

Welcome to the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance! The following is a step by step guide to the CSIA Certification Pathway.

 

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The Pathway includes four Levels of Instructor Certification and a Trainer Designation. The training offered within the Pathway is the perfect way to develop skills and expand knowledge, while practical teaching experience within a Snow School will provide you with the opportunity to implement these skills to truly hone your craft. Real world teaching is exciting, fulfilling and offers invaluable experience as you target new goals.

 

Level 1 Certification Course or Snow Park Certification Course

 

You can begin your journey with either a 3 day Level 1 Certification Course or Snow Park Certification Course. Some Snow Schools in Canada also offer a Level 1 Apprentice Development Program offered over a longer term, in conjunction with on-the-job experience.

 

Level 2 Certification Program

 

As a Level 1 Certified or Snow Park Certified Ski Instructor, you can take advantage of the Level 2 Certification Program, which is comprised of the following:

Level 2 Skier Development (2 days)

Level 2 Teacher Development (2 days)

Level 2 Exam (2 days – Teaching and Skiing)

 

Level 3 Certification Program

 

As a Level 2 Certified Ski Instructor, consider embarking on the Level 3 Certification Program, which is comprised of the following:

Level 3 Skier Development (3 days)

Level 3 Teacher Development (3 days)

Level 3 Exam (2 days – Teaching and Skiing)

 


 

Skiing and Teaching “Tracks”

 

The Level 2 and Level 3 Programs are offered in Teaching and Skiing “Tracks”.  To acquire the complete Level 2 or Level 3 Certifications, Members must pass both of the related Skiing and Teaching components, however independent development in either of the tracks is also possible.

 


 

Trainer Designation

 

As a Level 3 Certified Ski Instructor, you are encouraged to attain the Trainer Designation which helps build skills valuable in training new Ski Instructors and is a step toward becoming a Level 1 Course Conductor for the CSIA.

The Trainer Designation is comprised of the following:

Trainer Development (2 days)

Trainer Exam (1 day)

 

Level 4 Certification Program

 

As a Level 3 with the Trainer Designation, the highest level of CSIA Certification is within reach. Extensive professional experience inside and outside the Ski Industry are valued and strongly recommended for those embarking on the Level 4 Certification Program which is comprised of the following:

Level 4 Academy Application Submission

Level 4 Academy Selection Camp (2 days)

Level 4 Academy (3 x 4 day Camps, Online components) 

 


 

NEW Pro Days

 

Throughout your journey as a Ski Instructor and CSIA Member, we invite you to attend Pro Days regularly as part of your individual training plan. Pro Days are full day Programs offered throughout the country providing further education opportunities tuned to your individual development needs and interests. Check out the schedule in your Region using Search and Register to find the Pro Day nearest you!

 


 

Pathway Migration

 

Are you an Existing Member? Wondering how your situation in the previous Pathway translates to this new format? Find out what the next step of your development is, in the grid below.

 

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At the end of the 2019-2020 season, you had completed:

In the NEW Pathway, your position is:

The next steps to explore are:

L1 Certification

L1 Certification

L2 Skier Development AND/OR L2 Teacher Development

Snow Park Certification

Snow Park Certification

L2 Skier Development AND/OR L2 Teacher Development AND/OR L1 Certification

L2 Training (with or without 10 credits)

L2 Skier Development & L2 Teacher Development

L2 Ski Exam AND/OR L2 Teach Exam

L2 Ski Exam (with or without 10 credits)

L2 Ski Exam

L2 Teach Exam AND/OR L3 Skier Development

L2 Teach Exam (with or without 10 credits)

L2 Teach Exam

L2 Ski Exam AND/OR L3 Teacher Development

L2 Certification

L2 Certification

L3 Skier Development AND/OR L3 Teacher Development

L3 Training

L3 Skier Development

L3 Teacher Development AND/OR L3 Ski Exam

Advanced Teaching Module

L3 Teacher Development

L3 Skier Development AND/OR L3 Teach Exam

L3 Training & 40 Education Credits

L3 Skier Development & L3 Teacher Development

L3 Ski Exam AND/OR L3 Teach Exam

L3 Ski Exam

L3 Ski Exam

L3 Teach Exam

L3 Teach Exam

L3 Teach Exam

L3 Ski Exam

L3 Certification

L3 Certification

Trainer Development

Trainer Development Module

Trainer Development

Trainer Exam

Trainer Development Exam

Trainer Exam

Level 4 Academy Application & Selection Camp

L4 Training

L3 Certification

Trainer Development AND/OR Trainer Exam THEN/OR Level 4 Academy Application & Selection Camp

L4 Ski Exam

L4 Academy Selection Camp

Level 4 Academy Application

L4 Teach Exam

L3 Certification

Trainer Development AND/OR Trainer Exam THEN/OR Level 4 Academy Application & Selection Camp

 

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