CSIA Professional Development Modules
CSIA Professional Development Modules are designed to upgrade and develop new skills. If your desire is to focus on a particular aspect of your development, attending a module is the perfect tool. It can be used as an alternative for instructors who wish to continue their education in ski teaching without taking the next level of certification. There is no pass/fail assessment for these modules.
Teaching Children
Do you teach children? Are you looking for ideas and understanding of how to do a better job?
  • Develop your understanding of how children develop both mentally and physically at different ages.
  • Build your toolbox  with tactics for age groups and skill levels
  • Learn practical approaches for safety and class control.
  • The indoor component focuses on communication with children.

Duration: 1 day
Education credit value: 10 credits
Recommended for: Any level of certification
Fees: $104.50 + tax
Program outline: Click here
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Free Tactics / Snowpark intro      
Learn an approach to developing skiers that is fun and free!
  • Learn to teach entry level basics in the park: safety, flatboxes, introduction to air.
  • Add to your teaching toolbox with Free Tactics knowledge - creative skill development, features and terrain as development tools, switch skiing.
  • You will have the opportunity to try entry level park feature, and discuss them as teaching tools.
  • The training provides the tools to take students into the terrain park safely and teach the basics.

Duration: 2 days
Education credit value: 10 credits
Recommended for: Any level of certification. Does not require previous snowpark experience. CSCF EL trained*
Fees: $237.30 + tax
Program outline: Click Here
Registration: Click Here

*This module is also opened to CSCF-only members with the EL trained status. To register, a temporary access must be requested. Please contact Benoit Fournier at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 1-800-811-6428, ext. 234 for all the details.
Terrain Assisted Development
Learn to use the terrain as a teaching tool
  • Learn to identify skiing objectives and match appropriate terrain assisted activities.
  • Adjust your tactics to the skier’s skills (entry level to intermediate) and terrain (green/blue).
  • Managing progression to steeper terrain.

Duration: 1 day
Education credit value: 10 credits
Recommended for: Any level of certification
Fees: $104.50 + tax
Program outline: Click Here
Registration: Click Here
All-Terrain – Advanced
Develop your skiing skills in bumps and varied terrain
  • Learn to read the bumps  and adjust your line and steering to optimize your performance
  • Develop your skills in steeper terrain and vary your approach with snow conditions
  • Gain confidence in challenging situations
  • Receive feedback specific to your needs if you are preparing for level 3 or level 4

Duration: 1 day
Education credit value: 10 credits
Recommended for: Level 3 and Level 4 candidates.
Fees: $104.50 + tax
Program outline: Click Here
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Advanced Teaching
Develop your instructing skills at an advanced level!
  • Develop your use of a learning contract to engage learners and create a memorable experience
  • Hone your observation and understanding of advanced skiing
  • Prioritize skill development according to IACRCv principles and learn how to establish realistic time frames and approaches for development
  • Build your situational toolbox and become better at matching tactics to situations.
  • Learn how to create tasks and manage situations for precise results
  • Practice teach  with guidance and debriefing

Duration: 2 day
Education credit value: 30 credits
Recommended for: Those who are already teaching and want to work towards Level 3 and Level 4 certification.
Prerequisite: Level 2 certification.
Fees: $237.30 + tax
Program outline: Click Here
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Trainer Development
Are you interested in becoming a course conductor?  Are you in a training role in your snowschool?
  • Learn to create realistic teaching examples and use them to develop people skills, class management and technical knowledge.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of training approaches and how to adapt to conditions and situations.
  • Become a better trainer of instructors by creating tasks that involve the learners and develops their decision making skills.
  • Learn by doing! You will practice teach with guidance and de-briefing.
  • Mandatory module towards Level 4 certification, along with the Trainer Development Exam.

Duration: 2 day
Education credit value: 30 credits
Mandatory for: Level 4 candidates
Recommended for: Level 3 instructors that wishes to become a Level 1 course conductor (this module does not replace the annual regional Level 1 Course Conductor Training)
Prerequisite: Level 3 certification.
Fees: $237.30 + tax
Program outline: Click Here
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Training for Performance
Are you preparing for level 3 or level 4 exams? Do you want to perform better under pressure?
  • Develop your understanding of a balanced performance
  • Identify your own strengths and weaknesses in performance situations and learn how to develop your own strategy for success
  • If you are preparing for L3 or L4 exams you will review specific runs and exam strategies and develop reference points to optimize your performance.
  • Learn the basics of managing stress and how they apply to you

Duration: 2 day
Education credit value: 15 credits
Recommended for: Level 3 and Level 4 candidates.
Prerequisite: Level 2 certification.
Fees: $237.30 + tax
Program outline: Click Here
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Coaching the Fundamentals
Looking for ideas to coach children or adults at an advanced skill level? Do you want to learn how to create training environments for yourself or others?
  • Learn the basics of creating training environments to impose outcomes.
  • Develop your skill/drill toolbox using brushes, corridors, stubbies and develop your own skiing skills as you train these tasks.
  • Learn how to design tasks and vary development tasks according to environment and the learner.

Duration: 2 day
Education credit value: 20 credits
Recommended for: Any level of certification.
Fees: $237.30 + tax
Program outline: Click here
Registration: Click Here