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Instructor Certification Courses
Get certified at RMR this winter! We offer CSIA and CASI courses as well as guaranteed employment with an Instructor Internship in conjunction with Educating Adventures.
CSIA Level 1 Course
The 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.
Candidates will receive coaching on their skiing, teaching and people skills with the goal of reaching the Level 1 standard. They will also receive suggestions and strategies for long-term development. The successful candidate is certified to teach skiers up to intermediate parallel skill level. Level 1 is a pre-requisite for Level 2.
Note: High School students will also receive credit for this course.
Dates Times Price December 18-20, 2013
December 29-31, 2013
March 21-23, 2014
8:00am - 4:00pm $408 / Retest $208
Did you know that you can earn credits towards your high school diploma by becoming CSIA certified? Find out more »
CSIA Level 2 Course
The Level 2 Certified Ski Instructor Course is directed at full and part-time ski instructors. This course includes the following:
- Techniques and strategies for effective communication, group dynamics, lesson planning and alternate teaching methods.
- Training in a selection of skills for the development of parallel skiing.
- Developing strategies for effective analysis and skill development.
- Online workshops on guest service and teaching children.
- CSIA Level 1 or CSCF Entry Level Mentor Program
Dates Price March 24-28, 2014 TBD
CASI Level 1 Course
Register Online to confirm your booking for your CASI Level 1 certification!
The CASI Level 1 Snowboard Instructor certification course is open to strong intermediate snowboarders, aged 15 years and older. Candidates on the Level 1 Course will spend time exploring snowboarding technique and teaching methods across a variety of venues, both on-snow (up to and including intermediate terrain) and during indoor presentations.
The CASI Level 1 course is an introductory course, designed to give successful candidates the skills necessary to begin their role as a new instructor in the industry. Beginner teaching methods, understanding of basic snowboard technique, as well as lesson planning and effective communication skills will be addressed.
Candidates will receive coaching on their snowboarding, as well as feedback on their teaching skills, with the goal of reaching the Level 1 standard in both of these areas. They will also receive suggestions and strategies for long-term development.
The successful candidate is certified to teach beginner snowboarders up to the Novice Turn level. The Level 1 certification is a pre-requisite for the CASI Level 2 Instructor certification, as well as the Park Instructor course.
- 15 years of age on the first day of the course
- Must be fluent in either English or French
- Able to demonstrate comfortable and safe riding skills on intermediate terrain
Dates Price TBA $354.58 / Retest $112.88
CASI Level 2 Course
Register Online to confirm your booking for your CASI Level 2 certification!
Who Should Take This Course?
You should take this course if you are a Level 1 Instructor with some teaching experience, love to teach, and have a desire to take your teaching skills to the next level. You should be confident and comfortable demonstrating intermediate to advanced riding in corresponding terrain.
Am I Ready?
The Level 2 Instructor standards require you to pass both riding and teaching evaluations. In order to help you achieve success on the course, we suggest you take the following steps in preparation, if they are available to you:
- Spend time working as an instructor (CASI recommends at least 45 hours of teaching experience as a Level 1 instructor), honing your communication, analysis and group management skills.
- Attend a session with a current CASI Level 2 Evaluator, to get feedback on your riding ability in relation to the technical standard.
- Complete the Level 2 course preparation workshops
- Current CASI Level 1 Instructor
- Must be fluent in either English or French
- Able to ride on advanced terrain and carve controlled turns on intermediate terrain
Dates Price March 24-27, 2014 $472.10 before Feb 18 2014, $497.10 after
CANSI Telemark Level 1 Course
This course consists of 3 full days of instruction and skiing and is intended to train candidates in the fundamentals of teaching beginner to intermediate Telemark skiers.
The teaching progressions covered in the course will be to facilitate the basic telemark turns through the parallel turn. The course will enhance understanding of movement fundamentals and basic skills needed to be a successful skier. Candidates will receive feedback and have the opportunity to develop their personal skiing. Candidates should be strong intermediate Telemark skiers - able to ski parallel Telemark turns on groomed slopes.
Dates Times Cost March 21-23, 2014 8:30am - 5:30pm $375
CANSI Telemark Refresher
The CANSI Telemak Refresher is part of CANSI’s professional development program to help keep certified instructors aware of current practices.
Aspects of modern Telemark technique will be taught or reviewed and everyone will get some personal feedback on their own skiing. Current Cross Country and Telemark Instructors are welcome and everyone should be skiing at the level of at least a Level 1 Telemark instructor (able to ski all blue groomed runs, able to perhaps venture into easy black groomed terrain). The day is free with your current membership – if you are planning on attending, you must register online.
Dates Times Cost March 24, 2014 9:30am - 3:00pm FREE
Did You Know?
You can earn credits towards your high school diploma by becoming CSIA certified.
The British Columbia Ministry of Education has approved the CSIA Level 1 Certification course as an External Credential. An External Credential is a credit that has been developed outside the Ministry of Education and takes a student outside of the regular classroom setting.
High School Students aged 15 and over can receive 2 credits towards their High School Diploma if they successfully complete the CSIA Level 1 Instructors course. Once a student has passed the CSIA Level 1 Instructors course, they must present a CSIA membership card, a signed letter of congratulations from the Executive Director, and a CSIA pin to the school. The school will then examine the course documentation and provide 2 credits to the student.
For more information on eligibility, please email Dan Sculnick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All rates are based on pricing from CSIA and CASI and are subject to applicable taxes. Lift tickets are not included in rates, but are half price for participants.