ISIA requirements

As a member of the International Ski Instructors’ Association (ISIA), the CSIA has the authority to issue the ISIA minimum standard international stamp to its members. The stamp allows for an increased recognition of one's competencies at the international level. There is no charge for the stamp.

A minimum number of 320 hours of education is required to reach the ISIA minimum standard, included the following three mandatory programs:

  • CSIA Level 3 Certification
  • Avalanche Skills Training (AST)
  • Valid First Aid Certification (from a recognized organization such as Red Cross, St.John Ambulance, etc)

The additional hours of training to make up for 320 hours of education must be completed through the CSIA or one of the following organizations: CSCF, CASI, CSGA or CANSI.

Courses, exams, modules and camps will only count once, even if you attended them more than once or had to take the course/exam again before passing. The reason they are not counted more than once is because you are reviewing the same information and material and is not to be considered as additional training hours.

Private training programs or ski school training programs are not eligible. Also note that when referring to education hours this means the hours attending courses, we do not count the amount of hours you have worked at a ski school.

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