Instructor Certification Courses
Get certified to teach through the Canadian Ski Instructor's Association and the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors at Revelstoke.
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.
Dates Price Register April 3-5 $489 Call Snow School to book
*Cancellations must be made more than a week before the course start date to qualify for a refund
Receive High School Credit
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.
CSIA Advanced Training
Revelstoke hosts additional CSIA courses during the winter in cooperation with the Canada Ski Instructor's Association. For more information and to register, visit their website.
Level Dates Level 2 March 1-2, 2020 Register » Level 3 February 3-5, 2020 Register » Terrain Assisted Development March 4, 2020 Register » Advanced Teaching February 6-7, 2020 Register »
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.
- 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
Level Dates Registration Deadline CASI Level 1 December 17-19, 2019 November 26, 2019 Register »