How old do I have to be to take the Level 2 course?
There is no age requirement however, you must be a current Level 1 Instructor.
What will the Level 2 get me?
To start with, you'll get training that will allow you to teach intermediate riders. With this, you'll get more opportunities to teach higher-end lessons, as well as a pay raise (depending on your resort's policies).
What do I have to do to pass?
Level 2 instructors needs to have solid advanced riding skills. You should be comfortable riding at moderate speeds on most terrain, including blue and black runs. You'll need to demonstrate that you can carve the snowboard (leaving a "pencil line" in the snow), as well as make short-radius turns on black runs. Teaching wise, you should be comfortable talking in front of a group of experienced riders, and demonstrating intermediate and advanced-level manoeuvres.
Please view the Level 2 standards video and Course Guide so you know the exact standards.
Should I have teaching experience?
Teaching experience helps. If you've been teaching beginner lessons for a season or so, you should be fine. CASI recommends that you have experience teaching (approx. 45 hours), in order to help you be successful in the Level 2. This is just a recommendation - all Level 1 members are welcome to take the Level 2 certification.
View more Level 2 course info click here.