PSIA Professional Ski Instructors of America Level 1, 2, 3


PSIA, the American governing body for ski instructors, offers progression though instructor qualifications at levels one, two and three. Obtaining all of the qualifications of this ski instructor course will set you up for a career as a ski instructor.

PSIA Level One Ski Instructor

To become certified as a PSIA level one ski instructor, candidates must have a good level of competency over intermediate terrain, and be able to execute both linked short and medium parallel turns and demonstrate various wedge/ snowplough techniques.

Level one qualification allows instructors to teach novice and beginner skiers on blue and green terrain. Certification consists of a three day course and assessment of the candidate’s skiing skills, teaching skills, technical knowledge and movement analysis.

PSIA Level Two Ski Instructor

Upon successful completion of PSIA level one, candidates can progress to PSIA level two, which requires ability to ski over advanced terrain in a controlled fashion, including steeps, bumps and jumps. Candidates must also be able to confidently execute all elements of progression up to and including advanced parallel turning.

A level two certification involves five days of assessment, comprised of a two day skiing assessment and a three day teaching assessment.

PSIA level two qualification allows instructors to teach intermediate skiers.

PSIA Level Three Ski Instructor

The PSIA level three certification is a professional level qualification for ski instructors in America who are both expert skiers and experienced instructors, and wish to teach to a higher intermediate and expert level, or become involved in training new instructors at levels one and two.

Level three instructors are eligible for professional membership of ISIA (the International Ski Instructors Association) which opens up a greater range of options for teaching internationally and skiing abroad.


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