The Level 2 ski instructor certification is open to advanced skiers who have:
- passed the Level 1 certification
- gained 10 education credits (eg completed the TCM)
- paid their CSIA membership dues for the year (included with the Level 1 if you do both in the same season)
The course enables ski instructors to improve their situational teaching skills, to acquire a better understanding of CSIA technique and methodology, and the role of ski teaching within the ski industry. It combines practical ski teaching methods, technical understanding and development, and improvement of guest service skills.
Candidates will receive coaching on their skiing, teaching and people skills with the goal of reaching the Level 2 standard. They will also receive suggestions and strategies for long-term development. The successful candidate is certified to teach adult skiers up to intermediate parallel skill level.
The certification consists of 2 components – The CSIA Level 2 Training and CSIA Level 2 Assessed Training. In total the exam is a 4 day course.
Level 2 Training includes:
Performance Criteria – Learning Contract & Situation
- Identify students’ experience
- Establish goals
- Use two-way communication
- Provide individual feedback
- Integrate safe teaching practices
- Use basic class control tactics
- Use terrain for skill level of student
- Identify snow and weather conditions
- Use appropriate lesson pace
Level 2 Assessed Training
During the Level 2 Assessed Training portion of he course, candidates are evaluated on-snow on both their skiing and teaching skills. The evaluation is conducted on an on-going basis as candidates continue to be trained in this 2 day course. Candidates must pass both skiing and teaching aspects to be certified Level 2.