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RM - Children's Specialist 1

Dates: Monday, March 6, 2023 - Tuesday, March 7, 2023 from 8:45 am - 4 pm MT (2 Days)
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Event Type: Certification Exam

Location: Taos Ski Area

Host Division: Rocky Mountain

Registration Information:
- First Chair Rate: $240.00 (available through Friday, February 10)
- Last Chair Rate: $270.00
- CEUs: 12

Prerequisites: Current PSIA-AASI Membership, Alpine, Snowboard, Telemark, Adaptive Level 1 Certification, Children's Specialist 1 E-Learning Course ($20 fee)

Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 23, 2023, 11:59 pm MT

Online Registration: CLOSED

Course Description:

This two-day event is PSIA-AASI's entry-level assessment for instructors who specialize in working with children. The CS1 assessment includes an online e-learning portion ($20 fee), an optional study guide, on snow teaching scenarios, video Movement Analysis, and technical discussions regarding how children and young students learn and progress from the Beginner/Novice into the Intermediate Zone.

Assessment of those taking the CS1 reflects the participants' knowledge of teaching to the development stages of children. Successful completion of the assessment grants professional recognition to an instructor for their education, experience, and expertise in teaching snowsports to children. This is a multi-discipline event with the likelihood of mixed groups (alpine, snowboard and telemark participants). Participants whose performance demonstrates knowledge and appropriate application at or above the National Standard will receive a Children's Specialist 1 certificate to recognize their expertise.

Please click here for directions on how to complete the Children's Specialist 1 E-Learning Course This E-Learning course must be completed at least 1 week prior to the start of the on-snow event. We strongly encourage candidates to review ALL the event materials, including the Study Guide, National Standards and the NEW Performance Guide. All event materials are listed through this link. 

Suggested educational materials for purchase include the Teaching Children's Snowsports Manual, Children's Instruction Manual and the Teaching Snowsports Manual. Those can be purchased at this link through the Catalog.

Members receive free digital copies of some manuals with membership.

Lodging Information: Please check out this document to view discounted lodging rates for the season by location.