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Online Written Exams
Online Written Exams
Nov 28 2016 – Apr 1 2017 all-day
Online Written Exams Professional Knowledge Exam for Alpine, Snowboard & Telemark The online professional knowledge written exam is available for Alpine, Snowboard and Telemark. No Snowsports Directors Signature is required for the online portion of the exam, so you may register online if you wish. After your registration has been processed, you will receive a separate email with a link to your exam (this is not automatic – we have to send it to you from the office) so please allow for some time for the link to reach you. Save the link until you are ready to take the exam. The passing score is 75% Members who wish to pursue the on snow exams for Level 2 or 3 will be required to pass the online Professional Knowledge exam 30 days prior to registering for the on-hill exam process. For the Level 1 exam, please verify the timeline with your trainer. The online exam consists of randomly selected multiple-choice questions, and you will have a time limit, it will be further explained in your confirmation information. The time limit begins after you accept the terms and conditions online. Open to: All PSIA-NW Members Requirements: PSIA-NW Membership Level I online exam must be complete with a passing score sent to your trainer before you may participate in the on snow exam All Level 2 and 3 online exams must be completed with a passing score no less than 30 days prior to the on-snow exam module you intend to take ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Alpine Online Written Exams: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 Snowboard Online Written Exams: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 Telemark Online Written Exams: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3  
CLOSED – Snowboard Level III Exam Modules – Stevens
CLOSED – Snowboard Level III Exam Modules – Stevens @ Stevens Pass
Apr 1 – Apr 2 all-day
Snowboard Level III Exam Modules – Riding on Saturday, Teaching Professional Knowledge on Sunday The exam process  is split up into two modules/components – take the entire exam in one weekend or season or split it up and spread it out. If you plan to take both exam modules you will need to sign up for both via faxed/emailed event application. Please refer to the Snowboard Certification Guide(s) for pre-requisites to taking exams. You must be Level II certified in the discipline in which you wish to take your Level III exam. You must complete the written exam one MONTH prior to taking ANY on-snow module. No on-line event application for exams.
Snowboard Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Mission 8:00 am
Snowboard Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Mission @ Mission Ridge
Apr 1 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
This is the on-snow portion of the Snowboard level 1 exam. Please make sure your synopsis and online snowboard written exam are done prior to the on-snow portion or you will not be able to participate.      
Snowboard Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Ullr 8:00 am
Snowboard Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Ullr @ Ullr
Apr 1 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
This is the on-snow portion of the Snowboard level 1 exam. Please make sure your synopsis and online snowboard written exam are done prior to the on-snow portion or you will not be able to participate.      
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New Pro? Let’s Go! – Snowboard
New Pro? Let’s Go! – Snowboard @ Stevens Pass
Apr 2 all-day
New Pro? Let's Go! - Snowboard @ Stevens Pass | Washington | United States
This clinic is designed specifically for instructors who took a Level I exam and will fulfill the education requirement for 1 season. Slide into a clinic with a Divisional Clinic Leader (DCL) for a day of fun, skiing and/or riding. It’s not all about talk, or books, or dues – it’s about having fun and sharing the passion for the mountain experience. Participants can expect to share the day with fellow instructors, possibly from other schools, while skiing or riding with a clinician who shares some information about the organization, the educational opportunities and to help them “Learn, Teach and Inspire” as a snowsport education pro. Valid ONLY for instructors who took their Level I during this season or last season. Some resorts support this event with lift tickets and as support information becomes available it will be posted here. ** Please Note: If you sign up for this event and do not show up, a $25 cancellation fee will apply.
Snowboard Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Summit 8:00 am
Snowboard Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Summit @ Summit Snow Sports
Apr 2 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
This is the on-snow portion of the Snowboard level 1 exam. Please make sure your synopsis and online snowboard written exam are done prior to the on-snow portion or you will not be able to participate.      
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Snowboard Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Mt. Bachelor 8:00 am
Snowboard Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Mt. Bachelor @ Mt. Bachelor
Apr 3 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
This is the on-snow portion of the Snowboard level 1 exam. Please make sure your synopsis and online snowboard written exam are done prior to the on-snow portion or you will not be able to participate.      
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Snowboard Level II Exam Modules – Mt. Bachelor
Snowboard Level II Exam Modules – Mt. Bachelor @ Mt. Bachelor
Apr 8 – Apr 9 all-day
All exam applications must be received ten business days before the exam date (i.e., the business day before – in this case Friday the 24th of March) to be processed and on time. If lack of sign ups, the exam will not be able to run. If applications are received after (i.e., 9 business days or less), they will be processed with a late fee and only filled if there is space available. Please plan for your exam and sign up ahead of time. Snowboard Level II Exam Modules – Skiing on Saturday, Teaching Professional Knowledge on Sunday The exam process  is split up into two modules/components – take the entire exam in one weekend or season or split it up and spread it out. If you plan to take both exam modules you will need to sign up for both via faxed/emailed event application. Please refer to the Alpine, Snowboard and/or Adaptive Certification Guide(s) for pre-requisites to taking exams. You must be Level I certified in the discipline in which you wish to take your Level II exam. The written exam needs to be passed prior to taking ANY on-snow module – one month BEFORE the date of the exam. No on-line event application for exams.
Snowboard Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Stevens Pass 8:00 am
Snowboard Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Stevens Pass @ Stevens Pass
Apr 8 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
This is the on-snow portion of the Snowboard level 1 exam. Please make sure your synopsis and online snowboard written exam are done prior to the on-snow portion or you will not be able to participate.      
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Snowboard Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Summit 8:00 am
Snowboard Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Summit @ Summit Snow Sports School
Apr 9 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
This is the on-snow portion of the Snowboard level 1 exam. Please make sure your synopsis and online snowboard written exam are done prior to the on-snow portion or you will not be able to participate.      
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CLOSED – Spring Symposium
CLOSED – Spring Symposium @ Mission Ridge
Apr 14 – Apr 16 all-day
CLOSED - Spring Symposium @ Mission Ridge | Wenatchee | Washington | United States
**Registration is now closed for this event. Thursday Social Meet at from 6-7pm at the Columbia Valley Brewing, 538 Riverside Dr, Wenatchee, WA 98801. Join others participating in Symposium for an informal meet and greet. Friday Social Meet from 5:30-7pm at Faire le Pont Winery, 1 Vineyard Way, Wenatchee, WA 98801. Join others participating in Symposium for some hosted light appetizers, drinks on you. Event Details: Registration will be open until a week out and will close for the event after that in order to prepare the epic celebration we all are anticipating. End of the Season Celebration with some of your closest friends and snowsports family, yahoo!!! The season is coming to an end and it’s time to celebrate with the rest of your Division Family celebration all the great “pow”, “hero” snow and the “super” season it has been. We’re ready to put the icing on the cake with this end of the season bash that has been a Northwest tradition for almost 50 years! Can you believe it?! This two-day educational extravaganza (three if you participate in the for fun clinic offered Friday) showcases Northwest and other talented clinicians in a myriad of topic choices, ranging from everything under the sun, pun intended. And it’s also the best time to honor our long time members and award recipients and the Awards Banquet. This year we are headed to the beautiful sunshine and great conditions at Mission Ridge to celebrate the season. With current snow pack in the area at 112%, it should be an epic time enjoying all the corn snow. Look forward to seeing you there. Lodging Information: As we will be in Wenatchee and the options for lodging are wide ranging, we are letting you decide on where and when to book – lodging options can be found at: http://wenatchee.org/list/ql/lodging-travel-15. Lift Ticket Information: Lift tickets will be available for $35/day or if you are interested in more spring skiing at Mission, check out their spring pass option https://www.missionridge.com/spring-pass. Awards Banquet and Silent Auction and Raffle You will have the opportunity to participate in the raffle at any of the registration times, come support the Education Foundation and win something fun. You have something you would like to donate to the Auction or Raffle? Please contact Mary Germeau (maryolympic (at) hotmail.com). The Awards Banquet will be held Saturday evening and you may sign up for the awesome banquet it will be on for only $40, you will be drooling when you smell the brisket that will be smoked for you, courtesy of our favorite smoker Galen from Mission. You will also receive a couple glasses of wine included with the banquet, compliments of Bill and Annee King, thank you! Sign up and registration must be received 7 days before, no signups or registration at the event. Past Symposium photos
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New Pro? Let’s Go! – Snowboard @Symposium
New Pro? Let’s Go! – Snowboard @Symposium @ Mission Ridge
Apr 15 all-day
New Pro? Let's Go! - Snowboard @Symposium @ Mission Ridge | Wenatchee | Washington | United States
This clinic is designed specifically for instructors who took a Level I exam and will fulfill the education requirement for 1 season. Slide into a clinic with a Divisional Clinic Leader (DCL) for a day of fun, skiing and/or riding. It’s not all about talk, or books, or dues – it’s about having fun and sharing the passion for the mountain experience. Participants can expect to share the day with fellow instructors, possibly from other schools, while skiing or riding with a clinician who shares some information about the organization, the educational opportunities and to help them “Learn, Teach and Inspire” as a snowsport education pro. Valid ONLY for instructors who took their Level I during this season or last season. Some resorts support this event with lift tickets and as support information becomes available it will be posted here. ** Please Note: If you sign up for this event and do not show up, a $25 cancellation fee will apply.
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CLOSED – Spring Fling
CLOSED – Spring Fling @ Seattle Pacific University
Apr 22 all-day
Tailored after its bigger cousin, Fall Seminar, Spring Fling is designed for your end of season wrap up to solidify topics you have been working on during the season or to give you ideas/information to ponder over the summer. Either way, you won’t be disappointed. This indoor session runs from 9-2 with an 8:30am registration time. Offered in the Seattle area. All disciplines welcome as well as non-PSIA members. Location: Seattle Metro Area at Seattle Pacific University, in the Demaray Building. Parking is available on the street and in the designated parking lots on the map. Click on the MAP to pull up the campus information, Demaray is building #8. For driving directions, please click here. If not using the online sign up options, please write your topic selections on the event form.  
Closed-Freestyle Specialist 1 – Meadows
Closed-Freestyle Specialist 1 – Meadows @ Mt. Hood Meadows
Apr 22 – Apr 23 all-day
Closed-Freestyle Specialist 1 - Meadows @ Mt. Hood Meadows | Mount Hood | Oregon | United States
A two day course available to any Level I or higher PSIA-AASI member. Principles of the ATML model, teaching cycle, theories and professional knowledge will be covered. Identification of critical skills and skill blending including freestyle specific movement pattern techniques that allow for efficient outcomes. A FS 1 certificate is awarded based upon the degree of participation and understanding including the knowledge and comprehension and application and analysis of course material. 80% accuracy on the online exam and workbook are mandatory. Remember a copy of your completed workbook needs to be received at PSIA-NW two weeks before the event. Please bring your original with you to the event. Please see the Freestyle Specialist section of this website. PSIA-NW Freestyle educational curriculum follows the Freestyle National Standard for education, a certificate based program.
New Pro? Let’s Go! – Snowboard
New Pro? Let’s Go! – Snowboard @ Mt. Hood Meadows
Apr 22 all-day
New Pro? Let's Go! - Snowboard @ Mt. Hood Meadows | Mount Hood | Oregon | United States
This clinic is designed specifically for instructors who took a Level I exam and will fulfill the education requirement for 1 season. Slide into a clinic with a Divisional Clinic Leader (DCL) for a day of fun, skiing and/or riding. It’s not all about talk, or books, or dues – it’s about having fun and sharing the passion for the mountain experience. Participants can expect to share the day with fellow instructors, possibly from other schools, while skiing or riding with a clinician who shares some information about the organization, the educational opportunities and to help them “Learn, Teach and Inspire” as a snowsport education pro. Valid ONLY for instructors who took their Level I during this season or last season. Some resorts support this event with lift tickets and as support information becomes available it will be posted here. ** Please Note: If you sign up for this event and do not show up, a $25 cancellation fee will apply.
Snowboard Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Mt. Hood Meadows 8:00 am
Snowboard Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Mt. Hood Meadows @ Mt. Hood Meadows
Apr 22 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
This is the on-snow portion of the Snowboard level 1 exam. Please make sure your synopsis and online snowboard written exam are done prior to the on-snow portion or you will not be able to participate.      
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