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
  • It is highly recommended that you complete the Level 1 Work book and the E-Learning Module: Delivering the Beginner Experience – Cross Country if you have not done so in the past

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.
  • It is highly recommended that you complete the Level 2 Work book and the E-Learning Module: Delivering the Beginner Experience – Cross Country if you have not done so in the past

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
  • It is highly recommended that you complete the Level 3 Work book and the E-Learning Module: Delivering the Beginner Experience – Cross Country if you have not done so in the past

Requirements

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

Additional Notes:

Skipping Level 1 Certification and going directly to Level 2 Certification Process

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

  • A current membership in PSIA
  • PSIA Level 2 certification in another Snowsports discipline OR have a minimum of 100 hours XC Ski teaching or coaching experience (must submit coaching hours to PSIA-RM office)
  • *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 Assessment Policy36.9 KB
PSIA-AASI ADA Policy328.6 KB
National Certification Standards55.8 KB
Cross Country Certification Guidebook724.8 KB
Cross Country Course Outlines
Cross Country 401 Workshop Outline61.4 KB
Cross Country Beyond Level 2 Classic & Skate Technique82.6 KB
Cross Country Ski Improvement51.3 KB
Cross Country Ski Technique for New Coaches51.7 KB
Cross Country Level 1
Cross Country National Standards41.6 KB
New Snowsports Instructor Guide5.3 MB
4. Cross Country Level 1 Assessment Form105.3 KB
5. Cross Country Level 1 What To Expect On Assessment Day115.7 KB
2. Cross Country Level 1 Assessment Outline108.7 KB
6. Cross Country Level 1 Assessment Movement Analysis Format80.4 KB
7. Cross Country Level 1 On Hill Personal Assessment Form148.3 KB
1. Cross Country Level 1 Prep Clinic155.7 KB
3. Cross Country Level 1 Workbook723.9 KB
Cross Country Level 2
4. Cross Country Level 2 Assessment form 105.4 KB
Cross Country National Standards41.6 KB
1. Cross Country Level 2-3 Prep Clinic100.3 KB
2. Cross Country Level 2 Assessment Outline130.5 KB
6. Cross Country Level 2 On Hill Personal Assessment Form146.2 KB
5. Cross Country Level 2 Assessment Movement Analysis Format73.1 KB
7. Cross Country Level 2 What to Expect on Assessment Day117.0 KB
3. Cross Country Level 2 Workbook682.5 KB
Cross Country Level 3
Cross Country National Standards41.6 KB
3. Cross Country Level 3 Assessment Form102.9 KB
1. Cross Country Level 3 Assessment Outline106.2 KB
5. Cross Country Level 3 On Hill Personal Assessment Form149.0 KB
6. Cross Country Level 3 What to Expect on Assessment Day116.8 KB
4. Cross Country Level 3 Assessment MA Format73.6 KB
2. Cross Country Level 3 Workbook718.1 KB
Cross Country RMT
3. Cross Country RMT Selection Workbook345.3 KB
1. Cross Country 401 Workshop Outline61.4 KB
7. Cross Country RMT On Hill Personal Assessment Form143.7 KB
4. Cross Country RMT Selection Assessment Form87.6 KB
5. Cross Country RMT MA Selection Format73.1 KB
2. Cross Country RMT Selection Outline105.4 KB
6. Cross Country RMT What to Expect on Selection Day 129.5 KB

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