How many components are there on the Level 3 course?
There are 3 components: Teaching; Riding, and Instructor Training. Candidates must pass the entire component to receive credit for successful completion.
Do I keep the parts that I pass on the Level 3?
Yes, candidates will retain the components that they pass successfully.
How long do I have to complete all parts of the Level 3?
Candidates have 2 years from the date that they initially took the Level 3 Course to complete the remaining components. If the certification is not completed within two years, candidates must re-take the course portion, but will continue to re-test only the components that remain uncompleted.
What info is covered on the Level 3?
The Level 3 course is for those who are interested in teaching advanced snowboarders in all-mountain, freeride and park terrain. Also, you may be looking at starting to train other instructors.
What do I have to do to pass?
Level 3 instructors show advanced level riding skills on most terrain. This includes black runs (groomed and un-groomed), bumps, steeps, as well as small and medium Terrain Park features. You should have the teaching experience to be confident teaching this level of rider, along with the ability to analyze and improve advanced riders' skills.
Please view the Level 3 standards video and Course Guide so you know the exact standards.
Should I take the course separate from the exams?
If possible, yes. CASI recommends taking the course, getting feedback from your Evaluators, and then taking some time to train and perfect your skills before coming back to the exams. Please note, if you register for the course and exams back-to-back, your Evaluator will make recommendations as to the parts of your teaching and/or riding that will need to be improved prior to exams, but they can't make any predictions as to whether you'll pass or not. If you are registered for the course and exams together, and you choose not to participate in the exams, you will be subject to CASI's Cancellation Policy.
What if I've passed part of the course?
You have two years from the time that you took the course portion to complete all three components. If this time expires before you complete all three parts, you'll keep what you have passed, but will need to re-take the course portion in order to get the updated teaching and riding info. Following this, you'll just have to continue re-testing the part that you're missing.
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