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Ski Instructor Certification

CSIA Level 1 Certification
(14+ years)

Become a certified CSIA (Canadian Ski Instructor's Alliance) Level 1 instructor!

This course will introduce participants to the tips and techniques needed to teach beginning skiers. Registration is open to ages 14+.

Rates:
Course - $420 
Re-tests* - $210 


*Please call Guest Services at (604) 980-9311 to book re-tests

Certification Course Info

Note
  • Participants must be Ability Level 5 or higher.
  • Rate includes Lift Tickets. 
  • For information on CSIA and CASI programs, visit snowpro.com
  • For Skiing Retest, candidates must register for and attend Days 1 and 2 of the course. 
  • For Teaching Retest, candidates must register for and attend Days 2 and 3. 
  • All candidates must complete an EPrep Learning Module. A website link will be provided in your confirmation letter. 
  • The BC Ministry of Education has approved the CSIA Level 1 Certification course as an external credit towards a High School diploma. Visit the Instructor Certification course page for more info.
  • Students meet in Valley Plaza at 8:30am on Day 1. On Days 2 & 3 students meet at the Snow School Meeting Place at 9am. 

Certification Course Dates & Times

Course Dates 2022/23 Dates
Session 1                            Dec. 4, 10, 11, 2022
Session 2 Jan. 15, 21, 22, 2023
Session 3 Feb. 12, 18, 19, 2023
Session 4 Mar. 5, 11, 12, 2023






Course Times
Day 1 - 8:30am-4:30pm
Days 2 & 3 - 9am-5pm
 
Where to Meet
Day 1 - Meet in the Valley Plaza in front of Guest Services at 8:30am. 
Days 2 & 3 - Meet at the Snow School Meeting Place at 9:00am. 

High school Credit

You can earn credits towards your high school diploma by becoming CSIA certified. The British Columbia Ministry of Education has approved the CSIA Level 1 Certification course as an External Credential. An External Credential is a credit that has been developed outside the Ministry of Education and takes a student outside of the regular classroom setting. 

High School Students aged 15 and over can receive 2 credits towards their High School Diploma if they successfully complete the CSIA Level 1 Instructors course. Once a student has passed the CSIA Level 1 Instructors course, they must present a CSIA membership card, a signed letter of congratulations from the Executive Director, and a CSIA pin to the school. The school will then examine the course documentation and provide 2 credits to the student.