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I have my Instructor rating from another country, can I teach in Canada? 
Yes, some resorts in Canada will hire you to teach, providing you can arrange a work visa. But it is advised that you become a CASI Foreign Affiliate member so you are covered under our liability insurance policy while teaching and free riding.   Click here for more information regarding Canadian work visa's.

To retain their foreign membership status, annual dues must be paid. This designation does not imply any CASI level of certification however membership benefits do apply.

If I want to become a CASI Instructor do I get any credit for my other certification(s)? 
Foreign instructors (members of ISIA-recognized countries) wishing to become CASI certified must become a CASI Foreign Affiliate member first, and pay the Foreign Affiliate member fee of $151.15 CDN.

Once you are an Affiliate Member, you may apply for recognition of previous certification, which will provide you with a starting point in the CASI certification system. Once approved, you will be notified of the appropriate entry point into the CASI certification system (Level 1, 2 or 3) and will be permitted to register for a CASI instructor course. Course fees are additional. Prior to enrolling in a CASI course, you will also be required to complete the Online Update quiz.

Please note - in general, you will be permitted to start in the CASI system by completing the course at the same level that you currently hold (or equivalent). The exception to this is Level 1 certified instructors, who are typically allowed to bypass the CASI Level 1 course. Examples:

  • Example 1: BASI, APSI, AASI, NZSIA Level 1 or 2 Instructors: Starting point would be CASI Level 2 course.
  • Example 2: BASI, APSI, AASI, NZSIA Level 3 Instructors: Starting point would be CASI Level 3 course.

To inquire about your specific certification and appropriate starting point, please contact Jeff Chandler, National Technical Coordinator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

To apply for recognition (in order to take a CASI course), please click here.

Notes:

  • You are required to have a Foreign Affiliate member number first.
  • CASI does not grant equivalency to foreign certifications. IE: In order to become a regular CASI member, you will first need to successfully complete a CASI certification course at your appropriate starting point.    

I have my Level 2 Instructor's rating from another country. Does CASI offer any equivalency for that?
No. Please see previous answer above.
   
I am a CASI Foreign Affiliate member and will be working as an instructor for a ski school in Canada. Should I injure myself while teaching, what coverage am I entitled to?
Although Foreign Affiliate members are covered under WCB by their Snow School/Resort, CASI's disability insurance coverage is limited to death and dismemberment indemnity, the principal sum being $25,000.00. The disability coverage is only for members who are registered under a Canadian provincial Medicare program. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you purchase accident insurance coverage prior to travelling to Canada. 
   
I'm a PESQ Instructor (all Levels). How can I become a CASI Instructor?
Any PESQ Instructors wishing to become CASI members must purchase a CASI Reference Guide, then pay CASI annual dues to be granted their CASI Level 1 Instructor certification. It is also advised to complete the Online Update to be fully certified. Proof of PESQ certification also required.

How do I find a snowboard instructing job in Canada? 
Check out this website under “Jobs” for job postings by region or pick out a resort in the "Snow School Directory" where you would like to work, and contact them directly. 

I'm trying to find the best Instructor Training Program in Canada...what kind of things should I be looking for?
There are many programs in Canada offering multi-week instructor training programs. CASI recommends that you inquire about the following details:

  • Do they employ current CASI Evaluators as trainers?
  • Do they offer any type of teaching experience, lesson shadowing, or work experience prior to taking the Level 2?
  • What is the training time between Level 1 and 2? This should be a minimum of 4-6 weeks.

 

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