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How Do I Become An Evaluator?

Evaluators are responsible for training, mentoring and certifying new snowboard instructors on behalf of CASI. Level 3 CASI instructors who wish to become Evaluators must first apply to attend attend a Rookie Evaluator Training course, held each fall across Canada. This is the first step in becoming a certified CASI Level 1 Evaluator. Following the completion of this training, Rookie Evaluators may begin the apprenticeship program where they will join regularly-scheduled courses to continue their training with an experienced Evaluator. Click on "NEW EVALUATORS" above for more info.

Existing CASI Evaluators (Level 1 – 4 and Park) are required to attend yearly updates in order to maintain your current Evaluator status. Click on "EXISTING EVALUATORS" above for more info.

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The Trainer Update day will provide snowboard school trainers, GAP program trainers, and senior instructors with Level 1 and 2 course udpates.


2021 Details:

  • NEW: Level 3 CASI Instructors who wish to become Evaluators must first apply to attend Rookie Evaluator Training. Once approved, you may register for a Rookie Evaluator Training course in your region. *Click on New Evaluators, above, for more information.
  • Rookie and Evaluator Training will be delivered in a combined online and on-snow format. The two portions together form the mandatory update for this season.
  • On-snow Evaluator Training will include one training day per level being updated. E.g.: Level 1 Evaluator Training is one day in duration; Level 2 is two days; Level 3 is three days. Park Evaluator training is an additional day (included for Level 3 Evaluators). 
  • The Level 4 Update program was discontinued for the 2020-21 season. CASI Level 4 Members have a couple of options to recieve technical updates this season: 1) Evaluator Training, for those who plan to teach CASI courses this year; 2) Trainer Update - If you don't plan to teach CASI courses this year, but would stil like to receive a technical / course update, this 1-day program is for you.

Other Notes:

  • Evaluators who do not attend Evaluator Training for a period of three (3) years will be considered to be Lapsed Evaluators. Lapsed Evaluators who wish to resume teaching courses will be required to complete all or part of a rookie program for each certification level that they wish to teach prior to being considered available to teach those courses. 
  • Level 2 CASI instructors are encouraged to attend the new Trainer Update days (see above) to get course and technical updates for this season.
  • Evaluators conducting courses for CASI do so as independent contractors, and as such, must possess the appropriate visas and/or work permits to perform this type of work in Canada. It is the responsibility of the member to ensure that this is the case prior to applying to teach courses for CASI.
  • CASI members (Level 2 and up) are welcome to attend the Trainer Update program, to assist with preparation for running instructor training / GAP programs. 

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Rookie Evaluator Training Course

Who Should Take This Course?

  • Level 3 CASI instructors who wish to become course Evaluators, and have multiple years of experience teaching snowboarding to all levels of students from beginner to advanced. 

New For 2021:

  • Level 3 CASI Instructors who wish to become Evaluators must first apply to attend Rookie Evaluator Training. Once approved, you may register for the training in the region of your choice. Click here to download the application package.

Description:

The focus of the Rookie Evaluator Training course is to prepare new Level 1 Evaluators to teach CASI Level 1 Instructor courses this season. The on-snow sessions will examine course content, demonstrations, development tactics, course standards and instructor training techniques used on the Level 1 course. Topics to be included in the online portions of the course include reference materials overview, course administration procedures, and an overview of the Level 1 Course Agenda and Course Conductor’s Outlines. Candidates on this course will receive an evaluation of skills, and must successfully complete the course in order to be considered eligible to apply for the Level 1 Apprenticeship/Rookie Program.

Course Duration: 2 days on-snow training + online component

2021 Dates & Locations:

  • Sunshine, AB: Nov 17, 18
  • Sun Peaks, BC: Nov 22, 23
  • Whistler, BC: Nov 30, Dec 1
  • Mont Tremblant, QC: Nov 30, Dec 1
  • Blue Mountain, ON: Dec 11, 12

Apprenticeship Program Details:

New CASI Level 1 Evaluators and existing CASI Evaluators who wish to further their level of certification (i.e.: Level 1 Evaluators who wish to become Level 2 Evaluators, etc.) are required to complete the Apprenticeship Program at the level which they are training. The  process requires a minimum of two rookie courses:

  • The first rookie course is an observational process, with limited teaching involvement. This may completed be with an experienced Evaluator (who has experience teaching a minimum of 3-5 courses at this level) who may not be an approved Mentor Evaluator.
  • The second rookie course must be completed with an approved Mentor Evaluator, and the rookie will be expected to present a large portion of the course.
  • Rookies and mentors should be in contact with each other prior to that second course, to discuss expectations, schedules, etc.
  • Level 3 Rookie Process: Observe on one Level 3 Exam, followed by two Level 3 Courses, as above. reviewed on a situational basis.
  • Level 4 Process: Observe on one Level 4 Exam, followed by a minimum of one Level 4 Course, reviewed on a situational basis.
  • Rookie Evaluators will be considered certified at the new level when they receive a completed Rookie Report from an approved Mentor Evaluator.

Individuals who wish to start the Apprenticeship Program must submit a completed Rookie Application Package, prior to the completion of the current season's Rookie Evaluator Training course, held each fall/ Approved rookie applicants will be contacted to coordinate upcoming courses that are available. 

Level 1 Evaluator Training

Who Should Take This Course? 

  • Certified Level 1 Evaluators who have taught CASI courses in the past, or have completed the rookie/apprenticeship program but not taught any courses yet.

Description:

The focus of Level 1 Evaluator Training is to update Level 1 Evaluators to present CASI Level 1 courses this season. The on-snow sessions will examine course content, demonstrations, development tactics, course standards and professional development topics for instructors and Evaluators. Topics to be included in the online portions of the course include new reference materials overview, course administration procedures, and revisions to the Course Agendas and/or Evaluator Outlines. 

*Snowboard school trainers and senior instructors (CASI Level 2 and up) who will be spending time this season preparing others for the CASI Level 1 course should attend the Trainer Update program.

Pre-Requisites: 

  • CASI Level 1 Evaluator 

Course Duration: 1 day

2021 Dates & Locations: 

  • Sunshine, AB: Nov 18
  • Sun Peaks, BC: Nov 23
  • Whistler, BC: Nov 30
  • Mont Tremblant, QC: Dec 2
  • Stoneham, QC: Dec 9 (French only)
  • Blue Mountain, ON: Dec 11
  • Fernie, BC: Dec 14
  • Bromont, QC: Dec 14
  • Crabbe Mountain, NB: Dec 17 

Level 2 Evaluator Training

Who Should Take This Course?

  • Current Level 2 Evaluators who have taught courses in the past, or have completed the Level 2 apprenticeship program but not taught any courses yet.
  • Level 1 Evaluators who have taught a minimum of five Level 1 courses, and are planning to apply to begin the Level 2 Rookie Program this season.

Description:

The focus of Level 2 Evaluator Training is to update existing Level 2 Evaluators to present CASI Level 1 & 2 courses this season. The on-snow sessions will examine course content, demonstrations, development tactics, course standards and professional development topics for instructors and Evaluators. Topics to be included in the online portions of the course include new reference materials overview, course administration procedures, and revisions to the Course Agendas and/or Evaluator Outlines. 

*Snowboard school trainers and senior instructors (CASI Level 2 and up) who will be spending time this season preparing others for the CASI Level 1 and 2 course should attend the Trainer Update program.

Pre-Requisites: 

  • CASI Level 2 Evalautor OR CASI Level 1 Evaluator (with additional experience)

Course Duration: 2 days

2021 Dates & Locations: 

  • Sunshine, AB: Nov 17, 18
  • Sun Peaks, BC: Nov 22, 23
  • Whistler, BC: Nov 29, 30
  • Mont Tremblant, QC: Dec 1, 2
  • Stoneham, QC: Dec 8, 9 (French only)
  • Blue Mountain, ON: Dec 10, 11
  • Fernie, BC: Dec 13, 14
  • Bromont, QC: Dec 13, 14
  • Crabbe Mountain, NB: Dec 17, 18

Level 3 Evaluator Training

Who Should Take This Course? 

  • Current Level 3 Evaluators who have taught courses in the past, or have completed the Level 3 apprenticeship program but not taught any courses yet. 
  • Level 2 Evaluators who are Level 4 Instructors and have taught a minimum of five Level 2 courses, and are planning to apply to begin the Level 3 Rookie Program this season.

Description: 

The focus of Level 3 Evaluator Training is to update existing Level 3 Evaluators to present CASI Level 1, 2, 3 & Park courses this season. The on-snow sessions will examine course content, demonstrations, development tactics, course standards and professional development topics for instructors and Evaluators. Topics to be included in the online portions of the course include new reference materials overview, course administration procedures, and revisions to the Course Agendas and/or Evaluator Outlines.  

Pre-Requisites: 

  • CASI Level 3 Evalautor OR CASI Level 2 Evaluator (with additional experience)

Course Duration: 3 days

2021 Dates & Locations: 

  • Sunshine, AB: Nov 17, 18, 19
  • Whistler, BC: Nov 29, 30, Dec 1
  • Mont Tremblant, QC: Dec 1, 2, 3
  • Blue Mountain, ON: Dec 10, 11, 12

Park Evaluators

Who Should Take This Course? 

  • Existing CASI Park Evaluators.
  • Level 1 or 2 Evaluators who wish to begin the Park Instructor 1 rookie process.
  • Level 3 Evaluators attending the Level 3 Evaluator Training will also receive the Park update information.

Description: 

The Park Instructor 1 underwent some changes for the 2019-20 season, and as such, Park Evaluators are required to attend an update and training session. The session will include an on-snow session, as well as an evaluation of technical skills in relation to the current Park 1 technical standards, and suitability to present this course.

Pre-Requisites: 

  • CASI Park Evalautor
  • CASI Level 1 Evaluator

Course Duration: 1 day 

2021 Dates & Locations: 

  • Sunshine, AB: Nov 19
  • Sun Peaks, BC: Nov 24
  • Whistler, BC: Dec 1
  • Mont Tremblant, QC: Dec 3
  • Stoneham, QC: Dec 10 (French only)
  • Blue Mountain, ON: Dec 12
  • Fernie, BC: Dec 15
  • Crabbe Mountain, NB: Dec 18

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