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Prerequisites:

  • 16+ years old
  • Member of PSIA-AASI – JOIN TODAY!
  • New for 2023/2024 Season: In order to take a Level 1 Exam, all candidates must complete an approved course of on-hill training.  This training must be completed prior to registering for your Level 1 Exam.  This prerequisite can be satisfied by participating in training at your home resort (as long as your member school affiliation is listed in your profile), or by completing the Introduction to PSIA-AASI Snowsports courses available in the Western Region events calendar.  Please be aware, if you attempt to register for your exam prior to completing this prerequisite, you may be removed from the registration list and/or asked to leave the exam.

Pathway:

Step 1: Complete the Snowboard Level 1 E-Learning Course (free!) – please allow 24-hours for your profile to update before attempting to register.

Step 2: Attend Level 1 training at your home resort or complete the Introduction to PSIA-AASI Snowsports course

Step 3: Register for and successfully complete the 2-day Snowboard Level 1 Exam


*Exceptions to the prerequisites and pathway can only be made through petition.

The Snowboard Level 1 Certification Exam is the first step in furthering your career as a snowboard instructor. This 2-day Certification Exam is an evaluation of the candidate’s skills and knowledge as well as an educational based event.

The exam gives all candidates a stronger understanding and ability to apply the teaching, learning, riding and service concepts. Riders must be comfortable on all blue, basic black and freestyle terrain.

Candidates will be required to show proficiency in meeting the required riding, teaching and movement analysis standards. Successful candidates will become a Certified Level 1 Instructor.

Course Schedules are subject to change due to terrain, weather, crowds, group size, snow conditions, etc.  Please use this information as a rough guideline.

SB L1 Exam

Day 1

8:30am – Meet your clinician leader at the designated meeting location (a confirmation email noting the location will be emailed to you the day prior)

9:00am – 4:00pm – Plan to be on snow (lunch break will be provided)

Day 2

8:30am – Meet your clinician leader at the designated meeting location

9:00am – 4:00pm – Plan to be on snow (lunch break will be provided)

Prerequisites:

  • Maintain a current membership with PSIA-AASI
  • Snowboard Level 1 Certification OR Level 2 Certification in any another discipline
Pathway:

Step 1: Register for and successfully complete the 2-day Snowboard Level 2 Ride Exam

Step 2: Pass the online Snowboard Level II Professional Knowledge Exam ($20) – please allow 24-hours for your profile to update before attempting to register.

Step 3: Register for and successfully complete the 2-day Snowboard Level 2 Teach Exam


*Exceptions to the prerequisites and pathway can only be made through petition.

The Snowboard Level 2 Certification Exam is an evaluation of the candidate’s skills and knowledge as well as an educational based event.

The exam gives all candidates a stronger understanding and ability to apply the teaching, learning, riding and service concepts. Candidates will be required to show proficiency in meeting the required riding, teaching and movement analysis standards.

This is a multi-part exam, view the “Pathway & Prerequisites” section for more details. The candidate must pass all parts in order to become Snowboard Level 2 Certified.

Snowboard Level 2 Ride Exam

A 2-day exam focused on the riding skills of the candidate

Snowboard Level 2 Teach Exam

A 2-day exam focused on the teaching skills of the candidate

Course Schedules are subject to change due to terrain, weather, crowds, group size, snow conditions, etc.  Please use this information as a rough guideline.

SB L2 Ride & Teach Exams

Day 1

8:30am – Meet your clinician leader at the designated meeting location (a confirmation email noting the location will be emailed to you the day prior)

9:00am – 4:00pm – Plan to be on snow (lunch break will be provided)

Day 2

8:30am – Meet your clinician leader at the designated meeting location

9:00am – 4:00pm – Plan to be on snow (lunch break will be provided)

Prerequisites:

  • Maintain a current membership with PSIA-AASI
  • Snowboard Level 2 Certification OR Level 3 Certification in any other discipline

Pathway:

Step 1: Register for and successfully complete the 2-day Snowboard Level 3 Ride Exam

Step 2: Pass the online Snowboard Level 3 Professional Knowledge Exam ($20) – please allow 24-hours for your profile to update before attempting to register.

Step 3: Register for and successfully complete the 2-day Snowboard Level 3 Teach Exam


*Exceptions to the prerequisites and pathway can only be made through petition.

The Snowboard Level 3 Certification Exam is an evaluation of the candidate’s skills and knowledge as well as an educational-based event.

The exam gives all candidates a stronger understanding and ability to apply the teaching, learning, riding, and service concepts. Candidates will be required to show proficiency in meeting the required riding, teaching, and movement analysis standards.

This is a multi-part exam, view the “Prerequisites & Pathway” section for all the details. The candidate must pass all portions in order to become Snowboard Level 3 certified.

Snowboard Level 3 Ride Exam

A 2-day exam focused on the riding skills of the candidate

Snowboard Level 3 Teach Exam

A 2-day exam focused on the teaching skills of the candidate

Course Schedules are subject to change due to terrain, weather, crowds, group size, snow conditions, etc.  Please use this information as a rough guideline.

SB L3 Ride & Teach Exams

Day 1

8:30am – Meet your clinician leader at the designated meeting location (a confirmation email noting the location will be emailed to you the day prior)

9:00am – 4:00pm – Plan to be on snow (lunch break will be provided)

Day 2

8:30am – Meet your clinician leader at the designated meeting location

9:00am – 4:00pm – Plan to be on snow (lunch break will be provided)