As a new topic hopefully there are others who are asking this question right now also.
Who do we "subscibe" to when we decide to make our school "international?" Which of these associations offers the most service to the affiliated school? How professional are the teaching courses? What sort of "customer service" is provided to the kitesurf center once they are certifying kiters and giving "cards?" Which "card" is more widely accepted in rental facilities around the world? How much "continuing ed" or "refresher courses" are required by each one so that you remain an "active" instructor?
All these issues are the same as with the diving PADI vs. SCUBA really. What i am looking for is input from those of you who either teach for these organizations or certify your students under the guidelines of the organizations.
Are there other widely recognized certifying organizations out there..or in the works? What ever happened to the Wipika certifying organization?
Well, thats alot of questions but lets hear some facts from people who know. I cant get any response from the IKO people and, although their website appears complete and professional, when i knock there is no one home:)