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
  • If you are affiliated with a ski school and have completed in-house tethering training, you may go directly to the Bi-Ski & Mono-Ski  assessment, if not you must first attend the 1-day Sit Down Tethering Foundations clinic before attending the Bi-Ski & Mono-Ski on-snow assessment

Requirements

  • Bring completed Adaptive Alpine Functional Skiing Professional Development Log
  • 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.)
  • Bring completed 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
  • Attend and pass the corresponding on-hill Module Assessment

Adaptive Alpine Level 2 Certification

Prerequisites

  • PSIA-RM Adaptive Alpine Level 1 Certified
  • Current on Dues & Credit Hours
  • Complete and pass both remaining online assessments at least one week before the corresponding on-hill 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.)
  • Bring completed Adaptive Alpine Professional Development Log for the corresponding Module Assessments
  • Attend and pass the remaining 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 Reference Materials link to the right.)

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 Assessment at least one week before the on-hill assessment
  • Current on Dues & Credit Hours

Requirements

  • Bring completed Adaptive Alpine Professional Development Log
  • 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 examinees 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 (ie: VI versus Cog/VI) then you must attend and pass each Module Assessment.  In order 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 resit 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 Reference 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 requirement remain the same to achieve your Adaptive Alpine Level 1 Certification
  • If you are already PSIA-RM Alpine Level 2 Certified 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.

Reference Materials


NameSize
NameSize
-Adaptive Alpine Level 1 & 2 Required Materials
Adaptive GCT Skier Adaptive Exam Assessment Worksheet13.5 KB
Functional Skiing Exam Criteria191.6 KB
Functional Skiing Professional Development Log274.6 KB
Adaptive Alpine Functional Skiing Exam Material and IDP318.2 KB
Adaptive Level 1-2 Exam Materials634.4 KB
New Snowsports Instructor Guide5.3 MB
Adaptive Alpine 3-Track & 4-Track Materials
Slider Adaptive Exam Guide177.3 KB
3-Track, 4-Track Study Guide228.9 KB
3-Track, 4-Track Professional Development Log316.5 KB
3-Track, 4-Track Adaptive Exam Guide368.1 KB
Adaptive Alpine Bi-Ski & Mono-Ski Materials
Bi-Ski, Mono-Ski Professional Development Log313.7 KB
Bi-Ski, Mono-Ski Study Guide344.9 KB
Mono-Ski Adaptive Exam Guide406.6 KB
Bi-Ski Adaptive Exam Guide628.7 KB
Adaptive Alpine Cognitive & Visually Impaired Materials
Cognitive/Visually Impaired Study Guide286.7 KB
Cognitive/Visually Impaired Professional Development Log290.4 KB
Cognitive Disabilities Adaptive Exam Guide372.0 KB
Visually Impaired Adaptive Exam Guide453.7 KB
Adaptive Alpine Level 1 & 2 Scorecards
Adaptive Alpine Functional Skiing Assessment Form92.5 KB
Level 1 & 2 Adaptive Assessment Form96.4 KB
Adaptive Alpine Level 3 Exam Materials
Adaptive Alpine Level 3 Assessment Form197.9 KB
Adaptive Alpine Level 3 Exam Materials866.0 KB
Adaptive Alpine Level 3 Professional Development Log1.2 MB
Adaptive Educational Materials
National Certification Standards56.0 KB
Adaptive Alpine Sit Down Tethering Tune-Up82.7 KB
Upward Mobility Clinic Outline112.3 KB
Successful Lessons for Guests with Learning Disabilities and Behavior Challenges Clinic Outline114.5 KB
Adaptive Online: Visually Impaired Online Prep140.8 KB
Adaptive Alpine Sit Down Tethering Foundations Outline141.7 KB
Adaptive Online: Cognitive Diagnoses Online Prep142.2 KB
Adaptive Ski Bike Clinic196.2 KB
Adaptive Ski Bike Info Guide321.5 KB
PSIA-AASI ADA Policy328.6 KB
Common Gaits in Adaptive Students993.8 KB
Adaptive RMT
Adaptive RMT Assessment Form195.6 KB
Adaptive Alpine RMT Professional Development Log227.0 KB
Adaptive Alpine RMT Exam Material595.4 KB

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