Here you will find some of the downloads available to help you in your training and understanding of the PSIA-NW Alpine Certification process.
Alpine Certification Guide
Updated November 2017
The purpose of this guide is to provide exam candidates, trainers, divisional clinic leaders and examiners with an established outline to reference while preparing for, participating in, and administering the PSIA-NW Certification Level I, II, and III exams.
This document is the current PSIA Education/Certification Standards (2010) referenced to Core Concepts and the PSIA Alpine Technical Manual. You will find references and the full text of this document contained in the resources of the PSIA-NW Alpine Certification Guide (noted above for download). If you want just the National Standards document from PSIA National then download the file below.
Download Current Alpine Standards 2014 (PDF)
Visual Cues Exercises
These are other activities that could be used during the exam, as well as, useful in various lesson scenarios.
Download the Exercise List 2016 (PDF)
This document describes the Visual Cues of Efficient and Inefficient body movements in skiing. Use them to help your movement analysis.
Download the Efficient and Inefficient Body Movements in Skiing (PDF)
Study Guides from PSIA – Out of Print, For Additional Reference Purposes Only
The below study guides were developed by PSIA in 1996 and are OUT OF PRINT. Though older in terms of print date, these study guides contain information useful to you in your development as a ski instructor and have been made available in these downloadable versions. If you are training for a particular level or are just looking for good info check out these study guides.
Download the PSIA_Alpine_Level I_Study Guide
Download the PSIA_Alpine_Level II_Study Guide
Download the PSIA_Alpine_Level III_Study Guide
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