Snowkite Instructor Certification Program (ICP) in February in Colorado.
February 5th thru 9th 2008
Location: Frisco, Colorado on Dillon Reservoir
FYI: This course will only take place if there are at least 6 participants pre-registered by January 22nd 2008.
(This is to allow all participants sufficient time to make travel arrangements)
Here is more information on the PASA Snow ICP:
CALL 808-639-6411 or 252-480-1500 or 252-207-9041
OR email Claudia Nygard at firstname.lastname@example.org
OR go to http://www.pasakiteboarding.org/
PASA Level I Snowkiting Instructor Certification Program (ICP):
This 5 Day certification course is designed for snowkiters desiring to become Level 1 PASA certified snowkiting instructors.
Prerequisites for this course are the ability to kite upwind, perform advanced turns, maintain control in most wind conditions and perform simple jumps.
This course takes an instructor candidate through kite and instruction theory, kite rigging and repair, a basic understanding of weather and itâ€™s effects on snow kiting, school site evaluation, emergency recovery systems as well as effective teaching and communication tools.
The mix of theory and hands on teaching gives the instructor candidate the skills necessary to become a safe, competent and communicative snowkiting instructor.
The cost of the PASA ICP course is $500.00.
(This fee does not include CPR, First Aid or the annual $150.00 PASA professional membership dues)
To receive a Level I PASA Snowkite Instructor Certificate an instructor candidate must also submit current CPR and First Aid (Approved Courses available through Red Cross and American Heart Assoc.) certificates.
Instructor candidates will need to bring their own snowkite gear, such as; snowboard or skies, One or two kites, appropriate snowkite clothing, goggles, and helmet. There will be trainer kites available to use during the â€œhands onâ€ portion of the course.
Snowkite instructors who have successfully completed their Snowkite Instructors Certification and are current with their PASA professional membership dues are eligible to take the kiteboarding certification course at a discounted rate of $300.00. (This does not include the First Aid, CPR or Boat Safe certifications necessary to fulfill the PASA Kiteboard Instructor Certification requirements.)
Course hours each day are usually 10am to 5pm.
How to register for a PASA Level One Instructor Certification Program (ICP):
To register for an ICP, instructor candidates have to first be or become a current Professional member of PASA, the annual dues are $150.00, more info at http://www.pasakiteboarding.org/Login.aspx
Then - To sign up for an ICP go to http://www.pasakiteboarding.org/EventCalendar.aspx, click on the month of the desired ICP date, then hit "select" on the ICP you would like to sign up for, then hit "sign up" to fill in the necessary info.