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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
    TBD TBD $448 / Retest $208
  • 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.

    Prerequisites:

    • CSIA Level 1 or CSCF Entry Level Mentor Program
    Dates Price
    TBD TBD
  • CSIA Level 3 Course

    The Level 3 Certified Ski Instructor Course is directed at full and part-time ski instructors. This course includes the following:

    • Ski improvement at advanced performance level with exposure to varied terrain
    • Technical reference points for advanced skiing
    • Development of advanced teaching skills with practice teaching
    • Review of level 3 standards and exam procedures
    • Individual development strategies

    Prerequisites:

    • CSIA Level 2 Certification
    Dates Price
    TBD TBD
  • CASI Level 1 Course

    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.

    Prerequisites

    • 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
    TBD TBD
  • CASI Level 2 Course

    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

    Prerequisites

    • 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
    TBD TBD
  • CSIA Training Modules

    CSIA Professional Development Modules are designed to upgrade and develop new skills. If your desire is to focus on a particular aspect of your development, attending a module is the perfect tool. It can be used as an alternative for instructors who wish to continue their education in ski teaching without taking the next level of certification. There is no pass/fail assessment for these modules.

    Advanced Teaching

    Develop your instructing skills at an advanced level!

    • Develop your use of a learning contract to engage learners and create a memorable experience
    • Hone your observation and understanding of advanced skiing
    • Prioritize skill development according to IACRCv principles and learn how to establish realistic time frames and approaches for development
    • Build your situational toolbox and become better at matching tactics to situations
    • Learn how to create tasks and manage situations for precise results
    • Practice teach with guidance and debriefing

    All Terrain

    Do you want to improve your use of terrain when you teach?

    • Learn how to recognize terrain opportunities and use terrain as a teaching tool for entry level to intermediate skiers
    • Explore methods and approaches to introduce skiers to bumps and varied terrain
    • Develop your own skiing skills as you match technical objectives with terrain situations
    Dates Price
    TBD TBD
  • 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.

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