No. As a member you are not covered as an independent instructor. Liability Insurance coverage is for free riding and for excess limits beyond any other insurance in place at the time (ie., employer's, homeowner's, tenant's etc.). Because of the sensitivity of this issue with area operators, members considering this type of activity should do so only with the approval of the host resort.
Please note that additional coverage should be purchased if you are conducting business as a Snowboard Camp or travelling or independent Snow School. For further information, please contact Dan Genge our Executive Director.
If my Snow School Director asked me to teach some ski lessons, am I covered?
CASI's insurance policy only covers CASI members while teaching and riding on a snowboard. If you are skiing, you are not covered under CASI insurance policy.
Do I have any Disability Insurance when I'm working for CASI as an Evaluator?
Yes. All evaluators are covered under their Provincial Workman's Compensation Board. In addition, CASI also carries some Disability Insurance for their Instructors.
Please click here to view our Disability Insurance policy in its entirety.
Am I insured to teach outside of Canada?
No. You are only covered under our Liability Insurance Policy while teaching in Canada.
Please click here to view our Liability Insurance Policy in its entirety.
Am I covered to teach jumps into air bags or to teach snowboarding on revolving ski decks?I can't teach this season, but would like to remain active. Do I still have to pay my full membership dues?
No. CASI's Liability Insurance does not cover members teaching on these types of apparatus.
You can pay an Associate
Membership fee. As an Associate
member, you remain active and continue to benefit from the liability insurance coverage while riding. You can also purchase our CASI products, benefit from our Pro Deals and continue to receive all correspondence and our CASI News E-blasts. You must contact the Head Office
to change your membership status to "Associate
As an Associate Member, can I take a CASI Course?
No. You will need to be a regular member to take more courses. Contact our Head Office to change your membership status to "Regular".
What do I do if I want to start teaching again next year?
Just contact the Head Office and we will change your status from Associate to Regular and send you a new invoice.
How do I get the international certification (ISIA) sticker?
Click here for information on the ISIA certification and to see if you qualify.
I got my Level 1 in March and now you’re asking for a dues payment in July. Isn’t my membership good for one year after becoming certified?
No. When you passed your Level 1 you become certified and got to enjoy all the rights and privileges of a current CASI member for the remainder of the current season. Membership in CASI is from July 1st to June 30th and if you wish to retain your membership and receive all those rights and privileges for another season, you’ll have to pay the current season's dues.
What do I do if I lose my CASI membership card?
There is a $10.00 fee to replace your membership card. Click here to order.
Course Receipts: CASI is recognized as an educational institution by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. Accordingly, you may claim fees paid for your course on your income tax. T2202A’s are now available on your member profile under "Tax Receipt" tab. Look for the printer icon "Print Federal Tax Receipt".
Membership Dues Receipts: You can claim your Membership Dues on your income tax IF you worked as an instructor during the season in which your dues were paid. Therefore, only Regular members who worked as an instructor can claim. CASI Instructors would fall under section (i) below as per the statute requiring the CASI membership to be maintained in order to be a Snowboard Instructor.
Here is the excerpt from the Income Tax Act applicable to membership dues:
Income from office or employment
8(1)(i) Dues and other expenses of performing duties — amounts paid by the taxpayer in the year as
(i) annual professional membership dues the payment of which was necessary to maintain a professional status recognized by statute.
Evaluators: We do not issue T4's
to evaluators as you are hired as sub-contractors as stated in your
Evaluator Contract. You are responsible for keeping track of and
reporting any income earned on your Income Tax Return. Should you
require assistance in calculating the amount of fees paid for evaluating
in a season please contact Head Office. However, if you worked for any
of our Regional offices you would need to contact them directly as they
keep their own records.