skiknight -- I'm not sure if you can answer my questions ... perhaps you already have your L-1 and have always fallen into the "certified" category. Do certified ski instructors get paid for each lesson? Do non-certified ski instructors get paid for each lesson? I know your answers may apply only for the place where you instruct.
The financial aspect of these transactions influences my feelings about certification and instruction.
A relatively new member posted this question in another thread. Thought it was worth asking separately because other newbies may have similar feelings.