Cross Country

Certification Pathway

 

  • Registered Member- pay RM & National dues

Cross Country Level 1 Certification

  • Minimum 16 years of Age
  • Complete Cross Country Level 1 Workbook
  • Attend Cross Country Level 1 Prep Clinic
  • Complete the E-Learning Module: Delivering the Beginner Experience – Cross Country
  • Attend Cross Country Level 1 Certification (you must pass this)
  • Current on Dues & Credit Hours
  • If you have a background in coaching or have taught XC for several seasons there is a process for bypassing the required pre-assessment courses.  Please see the Additional Notes below.

Cross Country Level 2 Certification

Prerequisites

  • Level 1 Cross Country Certified or Certified Level 2  in any other discipline* (see additional notes below)
  • Attend 1 of the prerequisite courses:
    • Cross Country 2/3 Prep
    • Cross Country Ski Improvement
  • Current on Dues & Credit Hours

Requirements

  • Complete and bring Level 2 Certification Workbook to your on snow exam
  • Attend and pass all portions of the Cross Country 2 Certification.

Cross Country Level 3 Certification

Prerequisites

  • Level 2 Cross Country Certified
  • Attend 1 of the prerequisite courses:
    • Cross Country 2/3 Prep
    • Cross Country Ski Improvement
    • Cross Country Beyond Level 2
  • Current on Dues & Credit Hours
  • There is a process for bypassing the required Level 3 Assessment prerequisite courses.  Please see the Additional Notes below.

Requirements

  • Complete and bring Level 3 Certification Workbook to your on snow exam
  • Attend and pass all portions of the Cross Country 3 Certification.

Cross Country RMT Certificate

Prerequisites

  • Level 3 Cross Country Certified
  • Attend Cross Country 401 Workshop or Attend XC PSIA Ed Staff Fall Training (to attend fall training option you must contact XC chairperson prior and write a letter of intention of becoming a RMT)
  • Complete RMT Selection Workbook
  • Current in Dues & Credit Hours

Requirements

  • Pass the Cross Country 2-Day On-Snow RMT Selection

Additional Notes:

Skipping Level 1 Certification and going directly to Level 2 Certification

To be eligible to skip XC Level 1 certification and attend XC Level 2 certification, a member must have:

  • A current membership in PSIA
  • Taken a PSIA XC level 2 prep clinic
  • PSIA Level 2 certification in another Snowsports discipline OR have a minimum of 100 hours XC Ski teaching or coaching experience
  • Passed a telephone interview with the XC chairperson
  • *If you do not pass at the level 2 certification level, you will not be given a level 1 certification.

Skipping a Level 3 prerequisite course

To be eligible to skip a Level 3 pre-certification course and attend Level 3 certification exam, a member must have:

  • Current PSIA membership
  • XC Level 2 Certification
  • Passed a telephone interview with XC Chairperson

Bypassing Pre-Cert Courses Policy Full Document

Movement Analysis Videos

Reference Materials

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Cross Country Documents
Bypassing XC Exam Policy37.2 KB
Cross Country Certification Guidebook714.1 KB
National Certification Standards55.8 KB
PSIA-AASI ADA Policy328.6 KB
Cross Country Course Outlines
Cross Country 401 Workshop Outline50.5 KB
Cross Country Beyond Level 2 Classic & Skate Technique79.5 KB
Cross Country Ski Improvement48.3 KB
Cross Country Ski Technique for New Coaches46.3 KB
Cross Country Level 1
1. Cross Country Level 1 Prep Clinic108.3 KB
2. Cross Country Level 1 Certification Outline121.6 KB
3. Cross Country Level 1 Workbook723.9 KB
4. Cross Country Level 1 Assessment Form105.3 KB
5. Cross Country Level 1 What To Expect On Exam Day154.1 KB
6. Cross Country Level 1 Movement Analysis Exam Format81.6 KB
Cross Country National Standards41.6 KB
New Snowsports Instructor Guide5.3 MB
Cross Country Level 2
1. Cross Country Level 2-3 Prep Clinic95.0 KB
2. Cross Country Level 2 Exam Outline136.4 KB
3. Cross Country Level 2 Workbook682.5 KB
4. Cross Country Level 2 Assessment form 105.4 KB
5. Cross Country Level 2 Movement Analysis Exam Format74.3 KB
Cross Country National Standards41.6 KB
Cross Country Level 3
1. Cross Country Level 3 Exam Outline104.8 KB
2. Cross Country Level 3 Workbook718.1 KB
3. Cross Country Level 3 Assessment Form102.9 KB
4. Cross Country Level 3 MA Exam Format74.1 KB
Cross Country National Standards41.6 KB
Cross Country RMT
1. Cross Country 401 Workshop Outline50.5 KB
2. Cross Country RMT Selection Outline97.3 KB
3. Cross Country RMT Selection Workbook345.3 KB
4. Cross Country RMT Selection Assessment Form87.6 KB
5. Cross Country RMT MA Selection Format73.2 KB
What to expect on RMT Selection Day 129.5 KB

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