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.