Level 1 Certification Description

The Level 1 Ski Instructor Certification is for any competent parallel skier, aged 15 years or older, and seeking to work as a Ski Instructor. The Level 1 Candidate can expect to be exposed to a variety of terrain, snow conditions and terrain features.

The 3 day Level 1 Program is an introduction to ski teaching, the CSIA's Technical Reference and methodology, and the role of ski teaching within the ski industry. It combines the basics of practical ski teaching methods, technical understanding and development of guest service skills, specifically addressing children's skiing.

The Level 1 Certification Program includes:

  • An introduction to CSIA skiing and teaching methodology
  • Strategies to develop skiers from entry level to intermediate
  • Techniques and strategies for effective assessment and development
  • Personal feedback on skiing performance
  • Interactive preparatory Online Module to be completed during the Course, or in advance if desired

Candidate Guide: click here

Level 1 Registration: click here

Following your Registration, an access code to the Online Module will be emailed to you. This 20-minute Interactive Module introduces concepts that will be used throughout the Level 1: Decision Making for Instructors, The Gliding Experience (beginner progression), Technical Reference, and responsible teaching. Candidates are responsible for this information as part of the Course curriculum.

Upon successful completion of a Level 1 CSIA Program, you become a Member of the CSIA and are billed annually for Membership Fees by the National Office. Membership Benefits are available to you provided your membership fees are fully paid, making you an active Member.

For any questions related to the Level 1, please contact the National Office.


Level 1 Videos

Prepare for the above Program by viewing our compilation of videos pertaining to the Level 1 Certification.

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