This is a fairly narrow question probably only of relevance to instructors in Quebec, so if it's easiest to take it offline and PM me, please do.
Does anyone have any experience with the Quebec organization of instructor certifications (PESA - http://www.pesq.ca/sport.php?id=9) (note- website and all materials are in French)?
I'm planning to do my level 1 course, and had wanted to do a CSIA course but have had trouble with scheduling, and I would be taking the course/exam with a bunch of 15-20 year olds (I am in my 40s). I'm interested in the class mainly to help my own skiing, and understanding of skiing, and thinking about teaching as a future spare-time activity and potential retirement project.
My local hill offers PESA certification courses with much more flexible schedules including as private lessons. The other advantage for me is that I know the instructors who will be teaching the level 1 course/exam and they are great.
CSIA offers affiliate status for PESA level 1, so I would have access to CSIA professional development programs, etc., and most hills in QC hire from both certifications.
Any feedback/advice would be appreciated.