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CSIA - teaching experience requirement

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I noted that both PSIA and BASI generally have a requirement of candidates completing certain teaching hours with a ski school as a pre-requisite for taking the exams :

 

PSIA stated "In between the exams are training requirements, requirements for specified hours of teaching experience, teaching clinics, and written confirmation of having met these requirements by your ski school director."

BASI Level 1 requires "35 Logged Hours Ski School Experience" as pre-requisites for Level 1.
BASI level 2 - "An additional 35 hours of shadow teaching is required between completion of the Alpine Level 1 Instructor course and application for the Alpine Level 2 Instructor course."
BASI Level 3, requires "200 logged teaching hours" as a pre-requisite.
and for BASI Level 4 "200 logged teaching hours"

 

Is there such a requirement for CSIA?

post #2 of 5

No.

 

 

The CSIA believes that you should get training first...ie take your level 1....then try to work with an actual student.  The other way around of "just go for it" then come see us for training seems backwards.

post #3 of 5

IMO CSIA uses Level 1 courses as a cash generator with the idea of putting lots of people through the course and being selective as to who passes. However, every person who I have talked to who did not pass, readily admitted that there was a huge improvement in their skiing as a result of taking the course.

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Thanks. So, CSIA do not require any minimum teaching experience before taking Level 2 or Level 3 exam. I tend to agree with what Dano said above.

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Originally Posted by Scavenger View Post

Thanks. So, CSIA do not require any minimum teaching experience before taking Level 2 or Level 3 exam. I tend to agree with what Dano said above.

No, for L2 you just need your L1, and for L3 you need your L2.  However, without real world teaching experience passing these courses would be difficult.  Years ago you used to need a SS Director's sign off to go, but they got rid of that.

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