<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> Did I read this right that there's no more written exam??? What's up with that???? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Hi Wigs--sorry--you may have read correctly, but I wasn't very clear!
No, to ease your mind, we (PSIA-Rocky Mountain Division) have not eliminated the written test. Far from it! We've given it much more weight and made it a lot more intense and broader in scope than it used to be, four or five years ago.
But we no longer give the written test during the on-snow exam. Now it's a separate, proctored event for Levels 2 and 3. You have to take, and pass, the written test before you can attend the on-snow exam.
For Level 1, it's pretty thorough, but it's a take-home exam. We figured it was a better learning experience this way.
Didn't mean to scare you....