Education & Certification Events

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
Online Written Exams
Online Written Exams @ Online PSIA-AASI E-Learning
Nov 1 2017 – Mar 13 2018 all-day
Online Written Exams Please use the green button above to register for an online exam. You will be prompted to login into the PSIA-AASI LMS. Please use your same credentials from the National Snowpros site to login. From there you will be able to select available online exams to take.    No Snowsports Directors Signature is required for the online portion of the exam, so you may register online if you wish. 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 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. Available now: 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    Still in the works and coming soon: Children Specialist, Freestyle Specialist, and Senior Specialist online quizzes and online workbooks.   What is E-Learning? PSIA-AASI’s E-Learning site is a new resource for learning about all things snowsports education and training related. From becoming an instructor to learning about how to tune your equipment, the courses offered in our Learning Management System (LMS) will enhance your role as a pro.   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 Level 1 Accreditation – Crystal 9:00 am
Alpine Level 1 Accreditation – Crystal @ Crystal Mountain
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Level I Accreditation If your snowsports school plans to administer the Level I Exam internally by a trainer, that person must be accredited to give the Level I. Please use the PDF application or the online registration above to sign up. You must be an approved 2017-18 trainer by your snowsports school director to participate in the accreditation. 
2
Children’s Specialist 1 – Crystal Mountain
Children’s Specialist 1 – Crystal Mountain @ Crystal Mountain
Dec 2 – Dec 3 all-day
Children's Specialist 1 - Crystal Mountain @ Crystal Mountain | Washington | United States
Children’s Specialist 1 is a two-day, on snow, children’s education clinic introducing many ideas and theories on the way children grow, think and learn and how the participant can tap into these resources to help gain knowledge and application as an instructor working with the child specific client learning in the beginner to intermediate zone. The CS1 packet of information and workbook are available by accessing the PSIA‐NW website and downloading the material located on the Children’s page. The online quiz must be completed along with the workbook diligently completed, minimum two weeks before the clinic, in order to be eligible to participate on snow. Online quiz and workbook accuracy of a minimum of 80% is required. All disciplines welcome. Please see the Children’s Specialist section of this website. PSIA-NW children’s educational curriculum follows the Children’s National Standard for education, a certificate based program.
3
4
5
6
7
Alpine Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Birch Hill 9:00 am
Alpine Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Birch Hill @ Birch Hill Ski&Snowboard School
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
This is the on-snow portion of the Alpine level 1 exam. Please make sure your synopsis and online alpine written exam are done prior to the on-snow portion or you will not be able to participate.      
8
Alpine Level 1 Accreditation – Mt. Bachelor 9:00 am
Alpine Level 1 Accreditation – Mt. Bachelor @ Mt. Bachelor
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Level I Accreditation If your snowsports school plans to administer the Level I Exam internally by a trainer, that person must be accredited to give the Level I. Please use the PDF application or the online registration above to sign up. You must be an approved 2017-18 trainer by your snowsports school director to participate in the accreditation. 
Alpine Level 1 Accreditation – Stevens Pass 9:00 am
Alpine Level 1 Accreditation – Stevens Pass @ Stevens Pass
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Level I Accreditation If your snowsports school plans to administer the Level I Exam internally by a trainer, that person must be accredited to give the Level I. Please use the PDF application or the online registration above to sign up. You must be an approved 2017-18 trainer by your snowsports school director to participate in the accreditation. 
9
Children’s Specialist 1 – Snoqualmie
Children’s Specialist 1 – Snoqualmie @ Summit at Snoqualmie (area TBD)
Dec 9 – Dec 10 all-day
Children's Specialist 1 - Snoqualmie @ Summit at Snoqualmie (area TBD) | North Bend | Washington | United States
Children’s Specialist 1 is a two-day, on snow, children’s education clinic introducing many ideas and theories on the way children grow, think and learn and how the participant can tap into these resources to help gain knowledge and application as an instructor working with the child specific client learning in the beginner to intermediate zone. The CS1 packet of information and workbook are available by accessing the PSIA‐NW website and downloading the material located on the Children’s page. The online quiz must be completed along with the workbook diligently completed, minimum two weeks before the clinic, in order to be eligible to participate on snow. Online quiz and workbook accuracy of a minimum of 80% is required.. All disciplines welcome. Please see the Children’s Specialist section of this website. PSIA-NW children’s educational curriculum follows the Children’s National Standard for education, a certificate based program.
Nordic Fall College
Nordic Fall College @ Sun Mountain
Dec 9 – Dec 10 all-day
Nordic Fall College @ Sun Mountain | Winthrop | Washington | United States
Ready for lots of skiing and general trackster fun as usual? You’ll be exploring the trails again this year led by the top track gurus in the Northwest. What more could you ask for? The clinic topics are broad enough to accommodate your goals and desires: ski improvement concepts and teaching concepts, in both Classic and Skate. And you’re welcome to attend either one day or both. We will also be offering the Level I exam for Nordic on Saturday for current members.  A great event to kick off the start of a great season. Skate and classic cross country specific. 2-day event, 2-season credit, Cost $190 – attend both Saturday and Sunday 1-day event, 1 season credit, Cost $95 – choose Saturday or Sunday Event Details The 2017 Nordic Fall College Registration Application is available above for download or you may click on the online registration button to enroll online when signups open. Each session’s clinic needs a minimum of 5 people. If less sign up, we will “rearrange” clinics in order to best fit the group’s needs. Please Note: Depending on snow, we will either base out of the Sun Mountain Trails or the Mazama Trail system. Also Fall College will run either on snow or indoors, depending on what Mother Nature brings. We look forward to seeing you there.  Banquet Details New this season, we will be offering a banquet at Fall College on Saturday evening. Cost is $38/per person. Choose from two delicious options: Pan Seared Salmon served with peach beurre blanc sauce, rice pilaf, and seasonal vegetables or London Broil served with brandy demi-glace, garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Both dinner options come with a caesar salad, bread and cheesecake, and coffee or tea.  Lodging Information For lodging phone Sun Mountain at 800.572.0493, mention you are with PSIA and they are offering rooms starting at only $91/night plus tax. Fall College will run either on snow or indoors, depending on what Mother Nature brings. We look forward to seeing you there.
Senior Specialist 1 – Snoqualmie
Senior Specialist 1 – Snoqualmie @ Summit at Snoqualmie (area TBD)
Dec 9 – Dec 10 all-day
Senior Specialist 1 - Snoqualmie @ Summit at Snoqualmie (area TBD) | Snoqualmie Pass | Washington | United States
SS 1 explores the fundamentals with specific focus on the beginning to intermediate skier. Principles of the senior specific models, teaching cycle, theories and professional knowledge will be covered. Identification of critical skills and skill blending including senior specific movement pattern techniques that allow for efficient outcomes. A SS 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 required on workbook and quiz two weeks prior to on-snow event. Make sure once you complete the workbook to send a copy to PSIA-NW two weeks before the on-snow portion. Bring your original copy with you to the event. Please see the Senior Specialist section of this website. PSIA-NW senior educational curriculum is being developed in cooperation with other divisions and eventually will likely be a National Standard for education, a certificate based program.
10
11
12
Tech Series – Mt. Bachelor
Tech Series – Mt. Bachelor @ Mt. Bachelor
Dec 12 all-day
Tech Series training dates at Mt. Bachelor: December 12th January 16th February 6th  
Tech Series – Snoqualmie TBA
Tech Series – Snoqualmie TBA @ Snoqualmie - TBA
Dec 12 all-day
Tech Series training dates for Snoqualmie: December 12th January 16th February 6th  
Snowboard Level 1 Accreditation – Mt. Bachelor 9:00 am
Snowboard Level 1 Accreditation – Mt. Bachelor @ Mt. Bachelor
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Level I Accreditation If your snowsports school plans to administer the Level I Exam internally by a trainer, that person must be accredited to give the Level I. Please use the PDF application or the online registration above to sign up. You must be an approved 2017-18 trainer by your snowsports school director to participate in the accreditation. 
Snowboard Level 1 Accreditation – Summit TBD 9:00 am
Snowboard Level 1 Accreditation – Summit TBD @ The Summit at Snoqualmie
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Level I Accreditation If your snowsports school plans to administer the Level I Exam internally by a trainer, that person must be accredited to give the Level I. Please use the PDF application or the online registration above to sign up. You must be an approved 2017-18 trainer by your snowsports school director to participate in the accreditation. 
13
14
Tech Series – Schweitzer
Tech Series – Schweitzer @ Schweitzer
Dec 14 all-day
Tech Series training dates for Schweitzer: December 14th January 18th February 8th
Snowboard Level 1 Accreditation – Schweitzer 9:00 am
Snowboard Level 1 Accreditation – Schweitzer @ Schweitzer
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Level I Accreditation If your snowsports school plans to administer the Level I Exam internally by a trainer, that person must be accredited to give the Level I. Please use the PDF application or the online registration above to sign up. You must be an approved 2017-18 trainer by your snowsports school director to participate in the accreditation. 
15
Alpine Level 1 Accreditation – Lookout Pass 9:00 am
Alpine Level 1 Accreditation – Lookout Pass @ Lookout Pass
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Level I Accreditation If your snowsports school plans to administer the Level I Exam internally by a trainer, that person must be accredited to give the Level I. Please use the PDF application or the online registration above to sign up. You must be an approved 2017-18 trainer by your snowsports school director to participate in the accreditation. 
Alpine Level 1 Accreditation – Mt. Hood Meadows 9:00 am
Alpine Level 1 Accreditation – Mt. Hood Meadows @ Mt. Hood Meadows
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Level I Accreditation If your snowsports school plans to administer the Level I Exam internally by a trainer, that person must be accredited to give the Level I. Please use the PDF application or the online registration above to sign up. You must be an approved 2017-18 trainer by your snowsports school director to participate in the accreditation. 
16
Children’s Specialist 2 – Snoqualmie
Children’s Specialist 2 – Snoqualmie @ Summit at Snoqualmie (area TBD)
Dec 16 – Dec 17 all-day
Children's Specialist 2 - Snoqualmie @ Summit at Snoqualmie (area TBD) | Snoqualmie Pass | Washington | United States
To participate in the CS2 two day clinic the participant must hold a Level II certification or higher, have access to the Children’s Instruction Manual, Second Edition, 2008, and possess a willingness to fully engage, teach and participate in the two day event. A minimum one full season separation between participating in the CS 1 and pursuing CS 2 is required. A season is defined by the parameters of the yearly seasonal guide distributed to membership each Fall. As well, the completion of the CS2 workbook and writing assignment is mandatory before candidates can participate, with the workbook due in the PSIA-NW office two weeks prior to the clinic date and will be returned during the event. Online quiz and workbook accuracy of a minimum of 80% is required. The CS2 workbook and packet are accessible on the Children’s page of the PSIA‐NW website. A feedback form will be provided to each participant outlining the key components covered during the CS 2 and suggestions for future growth in the participant’s development as a children’s educator. Please see the Children’s Specialist section of this website. PSIA-NW children’s educational curriculum follows the Children’s National Standard for education, a certificate based program.  
Freestyle Specialist 1 – Snoqualmie
Freestyle Specialist 1 – Snoqualmie @ Summit at Snoqualmie (area TBD)
Dec 16 – Dec 17 all-day
Freestyle Specialist 1 - Snoqualmie @ Summit at Snoqualmie (area TBD) | Snoqualmie Pass | Washington | 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.
17
Alpine Level 1 Accreditation – Summit West 9:00 am
Alpine Level 1 Accreditation – Summit West @ Summit West
Dec 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Level I Accreditation If your snowsports school plans to administer the Level I Exam internally by a trainer, that person must be accredited to give the Level I. Please use the PDF application or the online registration above to sign up. You must be an approved 2017-18 trainer by your snowsports school director to participate in the accreditation. 
18
19
Alpine Level 1 Accreditation – Summit West
Alpine Level 1 Accreditation – Summit West @ Summit West
Dec 19 – Dec 20 all-day
Level I Accreditation **Please note: this accreditation is split into two evening sessions and both must be participated in to count. Each evening session starts at 6pm. If your snowsports school plans to administer the Level I Exam internally by a trainer, that person must be accredited to give the Level I. Please use the PDF application or the online registration above to sign up. You must be an approved 2017-18 trainer by your snowsports school director to participate in the accreditation. 
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
Alpine Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Mt. Spokane 9:00 am
Alpine Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Mt. Spokane @ Mt. Spokane
Dec 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
This is the on-snow portion of the Alpine level 1 exam. Please make sure your synopsis and online alpine written exam are done prior to the on-snow portion or you will not be able to participate. We ask that you do not register without permission for an on-snow exam that is NOT with your snowsports school as spots are limited for each schools employees. If you have any questions please call or email the Northwest office. Also make sure you have or will complete your online written exam prior to the on-snow exam you register for. Thank you!      
Snowboard Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Mt. Spokane 9:00 am
Snowboard Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Mt. Spokane @ Mt. Spokane
Dec 30 @ 9:00 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. We ask that you do not register without permission for an on-snow exam that is NOT with your snowsports school as spots are limited for each schools employees. If you have any questions please call or email the Northwest office. Also make sure you have or will complete your online written exam prior to the on-snow exam you register for. Thank you!    
31
Cross Country Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Spokane Nordic 9:00 am
Cross Country Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Spokane Nordic @ Spokane Nordic
Dec 31 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
This is the on-snow portion of the Cross Country level 1 exam. Please make sure your synopsis is done prior to the on-snow portion or you will not be able to participate. We ask that you do not register without permission for an on-snow exam that is NOT with your snowsports school as spots are limited for each schools employees. If you have any questions please call or email the Northwest office. Also make sure you have or will complete your online written exam prior to the on-snow exam you register for. Thank you!