Adaptive Alpine

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Adaptive Alpine Level 1 Certification

Prerequisites

  • Minimum 16 years of age
  • Be an employee or volunteer of a recognized ski school or adaptive ski program and complete a minimum of ten hours of in-house and on-hill training and actual on-hill adaptive teaching
  • Be current in dues & credit hours
  • Attend the online Alpine Level 1 E-Learning Course
  • Attend the Adaptive Alpine Functional Skiing Tech and Teaching Prep Clinic (highly encouraged, but not mandatory if you have Alpine Level 1 certification)
  • Complete and pass the Online Module Assessment for the corresponding on-hill assessment you will be taking at least one week before the assessment:
    • Bi-Ski & Mono-Ski
    • Cognitive & Visually Impaired
    • 3-Track, 4-Track & Slider
  • Attend PSIA-RM’s 1-day Sit Down Tethering Foundations Clinic before attending the Bi-ski & Mono-ski on-snow assessment. (Highly encouraged, but not required, if you have completed in-house tethering training with an adapted snowsports school
  • Suggested:
      • Complete the Adaptive Alpine Functional Skiing Professional Development Log
      • Complete the Adaptive Alpine Professional Development Log for the module assessment you will be taking
        • Bi-ski & Mono-ski
        • Cognitive & Visually Impaired
        • 3-Track, 4-Track & Slider
      • Complete the discipline specific Study Guide for the module assessment you will be taking
        • Bi-ski & Mono-ski
        • Cognitive & Visually Impaired
        • 3-Track, 4-Track & Slider
      • Possess a minimum of 10 hours instruction in specific discipline

Requirements

  • Attend and pass the Adaptive Alpine Functional Skiing Assessment at a minimum of a Level 1.  (See Further Information for Adaptive Alpine located below for additional information.)
  • Attend and pass the corresponding on-hill Module Assessment
    • Bi-Ski & Mono-Ski
    • Cognitive & Visually Impaired
    • 3-Track, 4-Track & Slider

Adaptive Alpine Level 2 Certification

Prerequisites

  • PSIA-RM Adaptive Alpine Level 1 Certified
  • Current on Dues & Credit Hours
  • Complete and pass both remaining online adaptive module knowledge assessments at least one week before the corresponding on-hill assessments
  • Suggested: Complete Adaptive Alpine Professional Development Log for the corresponding module assessments

Requirements

  • Complete and pass the Adaptive Alpine Functional Skiing Assessment at a Level 2.  (See Further Information for Adaptive Alpine located below for additional information.)
  • Attend and pass the remaining online adaptive knowledge module assessments.
  • Pass at least one of the Module Assessments at a Level 2 (Note: This is true regardless of when you have taken previous Module Assessments. If you are taking your last Module Assessment and if your previous Module Assessments were not scored as a Level 1 or Level 2, then your last Module Assessment must be passed at a Level 2.  If you have passed an earlier Module Assessment and scored as a Level 2, the last assessment can be passed at a Level 1 or 2.  For details on the Level 1 and 2 scoring, see the Adaptive Alpine Level 1 and 2 Certification Scorecard on the Adaptive Alpine Education Materials link.)

Adaptive Alpine Level 3 Certification

Prerequisites

  • PSIA-RM Adaptive Alpine Level 2 Certified
  • Be an employee or volunteer or a recognized ski school of adaptive ski program. You must have a minimum of 300 hours of adaptive teaching
  • Attend the Adaptive Alpine Level 3 Prep Clinic
  • Attend one of the four Alpine 200 level electives (Movement Analysis 201 Indoor Clinic; Movement Analysis 201 On-Snow Clinic; Precision Skiing 201; or Technical Foundations Indoor Clinic)
  • Complete and pass the Online Adaptive Level 3 Knowledge Assessment at least one week before the on-hill assessment
  • Current on Dues & Credit Hours
  • Suggested:
      • Possess a minimum of 300 hours of adaptive teaching
      • Complete the Adaptive Alpine Level 3 Professional Development Guide

Requirements

  • Attend and pass the Adaptive Alpine Level 3 Assessment

 

Further Information for Adaptive Alpine

  • The PSIA-RM Office will send you a notice of all other participants in your assessment. It is your responsibility to work with your fellow assessment candidates and bring all equipment that is needed for your on-hill assessments.  You will receive an email prior to the assessment with the email contact info of other participants in the assessment.
  • If you received your certification(s) at a PSIA division other than RM, and the division tested on an individual discipline versus Module (i.e.: VI versus Cog/VI) then you must attend and pass each Module Assessment.  To receive your Level 2 certification in RM you must pass at least one Module Assessment at Level 2 and the Functional Ski Exam at Level 2.  If you have further questions, please contact the PSIA-RM office to determine how to proceed with your certification path.
  • As of the 14-15 season, you may pass the Functional Skiing Assessment at a Level 1 or Level 2. If you took your exam prior to the 14-15 season you must re-take the Functional Skiing Assessment and pass at a Level 2.  For details on the Level 1 and 2 scoring, see the Adaptive Alpine Functional Skiing Scorecard on the Adaptive Alpine Education Materials link to the right.
  • If you are already PSIA-RM Alpine Level 1 certified and wish to attain Adaptive Alpine Level 1 Certification, you may choose to skip the Adaptive Alpine Functional Skiing Prep Clinic but are highly encouraged to attend as adapted discipline teaching will be addressed. All other prerequisites and requirements remain the same to achieve your Adaptive Alpine Level 1 Certification.
  • If you already possess PSIA-RM Alpine Level 2 Certification and wish to attain Adaptive Alpine Level 1 Certification, you may choose to skip the Adaptive Alpine Functional Skiing Prep Clinic and the Assessment. All other prerequisites and requirements remain the same to achieve your Adaptive Level 1 Certification.
  • Assessments, whether passed or failed, count towards a member’s credit hour requirement.

Education Materials


NameSize
NameSize
-Adaptive Alpine Level 1 & 2 Required Materials
Adaptive Alpine Functional Skiing Assessment Material and IDP310.3 KB
Adaptive Alpine IPD All Levels416.7 KB
Adaptive Alpine Teaching Technical Skiing Aplications Clinic93.9 KB
Adaptive GCT Skier Adaptive Assessment Worksheet13.5 KB
Adaptive Level 1-2 Assessment Materials850.5 KB
Functional Skiing Professional Development Log274.6 KB
New Snowsports Instructor Guide5.3 MB
Adaptive Alpine 3-Track & 4-Track Materials
3-Track, 4-Track Adaptive Assessment Guide692.0 KB
3-Track, 4-Track Professional Development Log316.5 KB
3-Track, 4-Track Study Guide228.9 KB
Slider Adaptive Assessment Guide1.2 MB
Adaptive Alpine Bi-Ski & Mono-Ski Materials
Bi-Ski Adaptive Assessment Guide1.7 MB
Bi-Ski, Mono-Ski Professional Development Log313.7 KB
Bi-Ski, Mono-Ski Study Guide266.8 KB
Mono-Ski Adaptive Assessment Guide290.2 KB
Adaptive Alpine Cognitive & Visually Impaired Materials
Cognitive Disabilities Adaptive Assessment Guide206.2 KB
Cognitive/Visually Impaired Professional Development Log317.8 KB
Cognitive/Visually Impaired Study Guide286.7 KB
Visually Impaired Adaptive Assessment Guide231.7 KB
Adaptive Alpine Level 1 & 2 Scorecards
Adaptive Alpine Functional Skiing Assessment Form337.5 KB
Level 1 & 2 Adaptive Assessment Form578.4 KB
Adaptive Alpine Level 3 Exam Materials
Adapted Alpine Level 3 Assessment Prep Workshop89.6 KB
Adaptive Alpine Level 3 Assessment Form197.9 KB
Adaptive Alpine Level 3 Assessment Materials756.7 KB
Adaptive Alpine Level 3 Professional Development Log1.2 MB
Adaptive Educational Materials
Adaptive Alpine Sit Down Tethering Foundations Outline90.1 KB
Adaptive Alpine Sit Down Tethering Tune-Up82.7 KB
Adaptive Online: Teaching Guests with Cognitive Diagnoses91.9 KB
Adaptive Online: Teaching Guests with Visual Impairments91.6 KB
Adaptive Remote Mentoring 95.5 KB
Adaptive Ski Bike Clinic196.2 KB
Adaptive Ski Bike Info Guide1.3 MB
Common Gaits in Adaptive Students299.7 KB
National Certification Standards56.0 KB
PSIA-AASI ADA Policy328.6 KB
Successful Lessons for Guests with Behavior Challenges Clinic Outline98.2 KB
Understanding and Addressing Behavior Challenges in Snowsports Lessons Outline90.5 KB
Upward Mobility Clinic Outline89.2 KB
Adaptive RMT
Adapted Alpine RMT Assessment Prep Workshop89.7 KB
Adaptive Alpine RMT Assessment Material318.0 KB
Adaptive Alpine RMT Professional Development Log227.0 KB
Adaptive RMT Assessment Form195.6 KB

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