Education and Events

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PSIA-AASI is committed to providing anyone with a disability with access to clinics and exams.

The Americans with Disabilities Act. defines an individual with a disability as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment.

If you feel you have a disability and want to seek a reasonable accommodation during the testing process, let us know ahead the examination so we can work together to create, if possible, the accommodation which will allow you to take the exam under conditions that maintain safety for all involved.

To seek an accommodation, contact the PSIA-AASI division hosting the event at least four weeks before the clinic or exam and notify them of your request for an accommodation in writing.

PSIA-AASI may seek medical or other guidance to address the most appropriate accommodation, so please be prepared with this information if applicable.

Please Note:

PSIA-AASI doesn’t have to provide an accommodation if doing so will cause undue hardship or compromise the safety of anyone involved in the examination process. Undue hardship means significant difficulty or expense, significant disruption of the association, or a change to the basic nature of the fundamental skills being tested.

If an accommodation will cause undue hardship, PSIA-AASI may determine if there is another accommodation that is less burdensome, safer, and/or less expensive.

Instructor Certification

CEUs stand for Continuing Education Units.

Certified Members need to earn a minimum of six (6) CEUs every membership year. A membership year starts July 1 and ends June 30 (example: July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022).

If you earn more than 6 CEU hours, you can apply additional hours over 6 to the following year.

If you don’t maintain your CEUs, your membership status changes to certified inactive. Certified Lifetime and Alumi Members are exempt from CEUs requirements.

If you’re a Certified Member and haven’t maintained or met your CEU requirements:

  • You’ll see a delinquency fee on your membership dues renewal statement.
  • Your membership status changes to certified inactive.
  • To return to certified active status, you’ll need to complete the minimum number of CEUs:
    • 1 year: 12 CEUs
    • 2 years: 18 CEUs
    • 3 years: 24 CEUs
    • 4 years: 24 CEUs
  • If you don’t earn the minimum amount of CEUs at the end of 4 years, you’ll be reassigned to the Alumni Member category.

Learn more about PSIA-AASI’s Reinstatement Policy.

Yes. If you’re a Certified Member, you may participate in the assessment process of another discipline at the same level of certification you hold in your primary discipline. To do so, you must first petition and get approval from the host division. Then, you must participate in any or all prerequisites required by the host division before taking the assessment.

PSIA-AASI’s Certified Member Cross Discipline Policy does not apply to adaptive certification assessments. If you’d like to participate in an adaptive certification assessment at the same level as your current certification in another discipline, you must contact your PSIA-AASI division for more details.

Example: If you are a Certified Member with your Alpine Level II you may participate in the Telemark Level II assessment after you complete the Telemark Level II assessment prerequisites. In this example, you do not need to complete your Telemark Level I as you already have your Alpine Level II.

If you are a US Ski and Snowboard (USSS) member with your USSS certification (Level 100 or higher) who joins PSIA-AASI you can opt out of the PSIA-AASI level I certification assessment.

Your member card will not show your USSS certification, but having your USSS certification allows you to bypass the level I assessment to participate in the level II assessment of the discipline in which you hold your USSS certification. Once you pass your PSIA-AASI certification assessment, your member card will show your certification.

Example: You are a USSS Level 100 alpine skier who joins PSIA-AASI. Your member card will read Registered Member. You do not need to take the Alpine Level I assessment to participate in the Alpine Level II assessment. Once you pass your Level II your membership card will read Certified Member.

Membership

PSIA-AASI and the eight PSIA-AASI divisions work together to provide you the education programs and certification standards to help you become a better skier or rider and teacher.

PSIA-AASI works with leaders from across the country to write certification standards and train examiners, the people who teach other instructors how to teach, so you know what to expect from your certification exams and all certification exams are consistent. This means all certification clinics and exams – from level I to level III – follow the same format and use the same content, so you know what skills you’ll gain from achieving your certification and its consistent across the country.

PSIA-AASI also publishes education resources, such as technical manuals and 32 Degrees magazine, and partners with Official Suppliers to provide you access to Pro Offers.

PSIA-AASI divisions support you on the regional level and hold events including training clinics and certification exams. Divisions are your local resource clinics and certification. Divisions also work closely with ski and ride schools to provide training resources for instructors so you can feel confident in your skills and job. If you want to pursue a leadership role, divisions also have volunteer opportunities to help you get your foot in the door and advance your snowsports career.

You can belong to one or multiple divisions or transfer your membership to another division. To change your division, contact the division you want to transfer to and pay a $25 transfer fee. You do not have to pay the transfer fee if you transfer when you pay your annual dues (May or June).

PSIA-AASI has six membership categories:

Registered Members. You’re a PSIA-AASI member who’s starting your education journey and hasn’t yet achieved your PSIA-AASI certification.

Certified Members. You have achieved your Level I, Level II, or Level III certification from PSIA-AASI in any discipline. As a Certified Member, you must obtain 6 CEUs every membership year (July 1 through June 30).

Alumni Members. You’ve been a PSIA-AASI member for six (6) years or longer, and you no longer wish to maintain your certification.

Honorary Members. You’ve been recognized by the PSIA-AASI Board of Directors for your outstanding service in the snowsports industry.

Lifetime Members. You’ve been recognized by your division and the PSIA-AASI Board of Directors. You’re not required to maintain continuing education units.

To find your membership category, log in to your Member Portal, select the Memberships tab and look under the “Membership Types” column.

If you are no longer a member and are ready to re-join and keep your certification, you can follow the reinstatement process. The reinstatement process lets former members rejoin and recover their certification. The process can occur at any time during the year. The reinstatement process is for you if you are a previous member who wants to rejoin as a Certified Member or if you are an Alumni Member who want to switch to a Certified Member.

  • The reinstatement process is the same for all disciplines.
  • If you want to rejoin PSIA-AASI and do not want to pursue or maintain your certification you can do so as an Alumni Member (if you meet the qualifications) or as a Registered Member and bypass the reinstatement process.
  • If you are an Alumni Member and want to change your membership status to Certified Member, you must follow the reinstatement process and pay 50 percent of the reinstatement fee due.

Reinstatement Process

1 Year Membership Lapse. You must:

  • Pay the previous season’s membership dues (+ late fee).
  • Pay the current season’s membership
  • Continue to meet CEU requirements (6 CEUs a season).

2-4 Year Membership Lapse.* You must:

  • Pay a $200 reinstatement fee.
  • Pay the current season’s membership
  • Follow the certified inactive process and earn CEUs for each year you did not pay dues:
    • 1 year: 12 CEUs
    • 2 years: 18 CEUs
    • 3 years: 24 CEUs
    • 4 years: 24 CEUs

5 Years or More Membership Lapse.* You must:

  • Pay a $300 reinstatement fee.
  • Pay the current season’s membership dues.
  • Earn 24 CEUs within two seasons. You are responsible for working with your primary division and getting their approval for your recertification The processes varies by division.

*If you are going through the reinstatement process your membership card will show certified inactive status until you meet the reinstatement process requirements and return to certified active status.

Website Navigation and Shopping

Watch this video.

Then, access your digital membership card, track CEUs, change your communication and email preferences, and more!

Your username is usually the same as your email address. If you don’t remember your password, reset your password.

  1. Visit the thesnowpros.org
  2. Log in
  3. Use the menu on the left to select ‘My Profile’
  4. Select ‘Account’ or the card icon in the upper left corner of the screen
  5. View and download your digital member card

This video shows you the steps.

Access your Pro Offers on your Member Portal. Once you make a purchase through your Pro Offers, the Official Supplier ships your order. PSIA-AASI does track your Pro Offer order shipping status.

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Questions? Call 303.987.9390 or contact us.