Hello everyone, I'm a CSIA II up here in Canada, and I had some questions about the PSIA, that I tried searching for. Since I'm in Vancouver, I'm pretty close to the border and my nearest PSIA dvision is NW, and for a while I've been contemplating getting certified in the PSIA just for fun and to see what it's like in a different system. However, as far as I can tell from reading various websites, it's not apparent if I can do that without actually becoming employed by a snow school first. (A US based snow school that is. I instruct at two different resorts here in BC)
So I guess my questions are, am I correct that you can't do a L1 in PSIA-NW without being part of a snow school? In the CSIA, they'll let any warm body do any course if you meet the prerequisites, even if you're not actively part of a snow school.
Follow up question is, are there other PSIA divisions that don't have this restriction?
Final extra credit question, is I've read that different divisions have different standards. Which division is considered the "easiest" and which one is the "hardest?" (I don't plan on going all the way to some random division across the continent just to get an easier exam, just curious!)
Edited by FlyingFish - 3/5/15 at 8:49pm