After participating in an official formal education program offered to the public by an educational organization such as a college, association, or company that normally provides training courses, a member can apply for PSIA-AASI CEU’s by submitting the below form to the Western division office and attaching:

1 – Documentation of course completion signed by an official of the sponsoring organization.

2 – Printed material (e.g. flyer, brochure, web link) provided by the educational organization that describes the program and gives information concerning the dates the program is offered, program fees, program hours, etc.

Once submitted and approved by the Western Education Chair, you will be emailed a PayPal invoice for payment of $8/CEU with a max of 12-CEU’s every two membership years. (1 CEU = 1 hour of education).  Once payment is received, education credit(s) will be applied to your member account effective the date the course was taken.

What types of events are considered for outside education credit?

The types of events that could be considered for credit are:  USSCA coaches clinics, ski racing camps, sports training education classes, Interski events, group leadership training classes, etc. Here is a list of the organizations and courses that would be acceptable to PSIA-AASI-W for educational credit:

Backcountry guiding, teaching and avalanche education:

  • North American Ski Training Center, NASTC
  • Alpine Skills International, ASI
  • American Mountain Guides Association, AMGA
  • American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education, AIARE
  • Expedition Kirkwood

Coaches certification and educational courses:

  • United States Ski and Snowboard Association, USSA
  • Canadian Ski Coaches Federation, CSCF
  • American Sport Education Program ASEP

Certification and education courses and clinics for snow sports instructors:

  • Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance, CSIA
  • Other national ski and snowboard organizations

Adaptive educational and training courses to snow sports instructors:

  • Disabled Sports U.S.A, DSUSA
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America, PVA
  • Special Olympics

Avalanche control, first aid and rescue:

  • National Ski Patrol. NSP

Other types of education courses and clinics for ski and snowboard instructors that may be considered:

  • Sports physiology
  • Teaching sports skills
  • Coaching children
  • Sports safety and first aid

Informal and/or private training such as conventional ski lessons and ski school clinics do not meet this requirement even if the group leader is highly qualified, e.g. certification examiner, etc.

PSIA-AASI Western division has no control or responsibility for the course content, curriculum and safety practices used by these or other organizations.  All requests for education credit will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Informal and/or private training such as conventional ski lessons and ski school clinics do not meet this requirement even if the group leader is highly qualified, e.g. certification examiner, Ed Staff member, etc.


  • Event Information

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Include information on who will be conducting the training and what material will be covered. If descriptive literature is available, it can be attached instead of writing a description.
  • include program hours, dates, topics covered, etc.
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    • Why do you feel that this event should qualify for PSIA-AASI Western Education Credit?
    • Please attach any other information concerning this event that you believe will aid the PSIA-AASI Western Education Committee in making a correct and timely decision.
    • How many hours was the course? (1-Hour = 1-CEU)
      Please enter a number from 1 to 12.
    • Price: $8.00
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      Credit for participation in non PSIA-AASI-W education events is determined by the Western Division Education Committee Chair. Once you submit your outside education application, it will automatically be sent to the Education Committee for their review. If approved, you will receive a PayPal invoice. Once your payment is received your outside education credits will be recognized and entered into your membership profile.

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