Questions & Answers

Events and Registration (10)

How do I apply a voucher payment?

To apply a voucher to an event registration fee, please email the voucher code to events@psia-rm.org and we will set up a gift card on your account that can be applied to an online event registration payment.

What is the Waitlist Policy?

Waitlist Policy

  • If an event is full, participants can place themselves on a waitlist by registering online and providing a form of payment to be charged if a spot opens up (debit card, credit card or paypal are acceptable forms of payment).
  • If a spot opens up, the participant will automatically be pulled off the waitlist and their form of payment will be charged for the full amount of the event. Participants will NOT be notified before their form of payment is charged.
  • If a participant does not wish to be watilisted for an event any longer, they must contact the office ASAP so they can be removed from the waitlist.
  • If a participants does not notify the office and is pulled off the waitlist at least one week before the event start date, they will adhere to the cancellation policy and fees. If a participant is pulled off the waitlist within a week of the event start date and can no longer attend, the office will issue a refund for the event.
  • If a participant is waitlisted for an event and signs up and pays for a 2nd choice event, the participant will need to contact the office if a spot opens up so their 2nd choice event can be canceled and refunded.

How do I register for an event?

There are a few ways to register. You can register online through the Rocky Mountain website under the ‘Events” tab, you can download an application form from this site and mail it to us at P.O. Box 775143, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 or fax it to us at 970-879-6760. You can also email us at events@psia-rm.org and request an event application be emailed or mailed to you. We do not accept phone registrations as you need to sign the waiver for the event and cannot complete that over the phone.

When are confirmation emails sent with event information such as where we meet and when?

We send confirmation emails  two to three weeks before the start of the event with details on where to check-in, etc. If you register after the two or three week mark, the confirmation details will be included in your original event registration email.

Can I register over the phone?

No, we do not take event registrations over the phone due to the signing of the waiver that is required. Online registration or submit a PDF event application only.

What happens if I am placed on the wait list?

During the online registration process you may receive notice that the event you want is full and waitlisting. If you would like to join the waitlist, you will need to provide a credit card at check-out. If a spot becomes available, you will automatically be moved into the event and your payment method will be charged. If you place yourself on the waitlist and no longer wish to attend, please notify the office ASAP so we can remove you from the waitlist.

What happens if I need to cancel an event registration?

If you decide not to attend your event, either online or in person, our standard cancellation policy applies:

Full Refund Period:

Up to two weeks prior to the start date and time of your event, you can transfer your event registration fee to another event or cancel your registration at no cost.

Partial Refund Period:

Between two weeks and one week prior to the start date and time of your event, you can cancel your event, or transfer your event registration fee to another event for an administrative fee equal to 50% of the cost of your event registration.

Non-Refundable Period:

Less than one week prior to the start date and time of your event, no event transfers are provided, and events are non-refundable.

Additional Details:

Extenuating circumstances (medical or bereavement, etc.) will always be considered for a full refund if the request is received no more than one week after the start of the event.

Note: Certain premier regional and national events follow a cancellation policy different from the standard cancellation policy outlined above. Please refer to those events directly for the applicable event cancellation policies.

What if I’ve been injured or sick and can’t attend a clinic that I’m registered for?

Medically verified cancellations will receive a 100% refund IF written medical verification and a request for refund is received in the Rocky Mountain office within one week of the event. Please notify the office right away and then email your medical verification to info@psia-rm.org.

What happens if I don’t show up at a clinic that I registered for?

There is no refund of your registration fee if you are a no show. There is a 100% cancellation fee if the registrant cancels or is a ‘no show’ on the day of the event. Please click here to view our cancellation policy. 

What happens if the Rocky Mountain office cancels an event?

The office reserves the right to cancel an event if we don’t have a minimum number of registrants or some other reason out of our control. The office can cancel an event at any time but we try to do it within a week of the published First Chair Price Increase deadline (3-4 weeks prior to an event start). If an event is canceled, someone from the Rocky Mountain office will contact you to let you know of the cancellation and give you your options. If the office cancels an event, we offer a full refund or will switch you into another clinic with no switch fee.

Membership (16)

What if I’m a current college student and can’t meet the educational requirements?

Good news! We have a Student CEU Waiver available for current students in a full time capacity pursuing a degree or certification at institutions of higher education. You must submit the Student CEU Waiver Form with a copy of your current transcript to the PSIA-AASI RM office to receive a waiver for your CEU requirements. You can download the form at our homepage under the ‘Membership Tab’ and then under ‘Membership Forms’

How do I know how many CEUs I am due for?

You can check your CEU status by logging in at members.thesnowpros.org. From your profile, it will tell you how many CEUs you are due for during the current season.

What is the youngest age at which a person can become a member?

There is no minimum age to become a member. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a paper application submitted with signature of parent or guardian. Members must be at least 16 years of age to become certified.

How much are dues for the season?

Dues for active membership are $130 annually. $61.00 of dues stays with the Rocky Mountain Division and $69.00 is the National portion. Our membership cycle is July 1 – June 30 each year, membership dues are billed in May and due by June 30th. There is no proration for membership dues if you join later in the season.

What if I join half way through the season, how much are my dues?

The annual fee for a registered instructor is $130 per year and there is no proration. Our fiscal year starts on July 1 and ends on June 30th.

What is the Alumni dues rate, and what are the requirements?

Alumni status is for an instructor who is not teaching and not planning to return to teaching. You must submit a written request for status change and your educational clinics must be up to date at the time of your request. To become Alumni status, you must have at least ten years of membership with PSIA-RM. Membership dues are required. The Alumni dues rate is $64/year.

Will any event fulfill the educational credit requirements? Even in another discipline?

Yes, any clinic in our curriculum guide counts as your educational credit requirements. You don’t have to take a clinic in the discipline in which you are certified. You can take a crossover clinic, a ‘learn to’ clinic or start a certification in another discipline. We just want to make sure you’re still learning!

What if my schedule did not permit, and I was unable to participate in an event in the season I was “due?”

If you get behind on your clinic credits, in the next dues billing statement you will be assessed a prepay fee and your education status will be moved to “Inactive.” This is a ‘pre-payment’ on a future clinic that you need to attend during the upcoming season in order to meet the clinic credit requirement. When you register for a clinic in that season, the  prepayment will be applied to your event fee. If you don’t take a clinic during that season, the prepayment is forfeited. Prepayments are $40.

What if I had a medical reason as to why I was unable to participate in an event in the season I was “due?”

If you’ve been injured and can not take clinics during a season that you are due clinic credits, please provide the office with medical verification. Once we have medical verification stating your injury, it will be reviewed by the Director of Education for approval of a medical waiver. Online webinars are offered if you are injured and can’t attend CEU’s.

How do I transfer from another division to the Rocky Mountain Division?

When you want to transfer from one division to another, please contact the division you are wanting to transfer to and they can help get your account updated.

I am a certified ski or snowboard instructor from another country. How can I become certified with PSIA-AASI RM?

You need to become a Registered Instructor and provide verification of any certifications that you might hold in another country. This will enable us to determine which certification level you would be eligible to attend. You remain a Registered Instructor (no certification) until you are successful at the level of certification attempted. Please call the office for more details.

I should be getting my 25, 35 or 45 year pin this year. How and when will that be shipped to me?

The National office recognizes 10, 20, 30 and 40 year members. The Rocky Mountain Division recognizes 25, 35, 45 and 50 year members in the spring of each season. During our Spring Fling event in Vail, we hold a celebratory recognition ceremony for the 25, 35, 45, 55 and 65 year members.  Anniversary members will receive more information at the start of the season.

How do I order educational materials and books?

You can order educational materials online at www.thesnowpros.org

How do I order pro deals?

Pro deals are a benefit through the National office. Please login at members.thesnowpros.org and you can access a link to the Pro Offers at the top of the page.

Education (11)

What if I’m a current college student and can’t meet the educational requirements?

Good news! We have a Student CEU Waiver available for current students in a full time capacity pursuing a degree or certification at institutions of higher education. You must submit the Student CEU Waiver Form with a copy of your current transcript to the PSIA-AASI RM office to receive a waiver for your CEU requirements. You can download the form at our homepage under the ‘Membership Tab’ and then under ‘Membership Forms’

What is the Waitlist Policy?

Waitlist Policy

  • If an event is full, participants can place themselves on a waitlist by registering online and providing a form of payment to be charged if a spot opens up (debit card, credit card or paypal are acceptable forms of payment).
  • If a spot opens up, the participant will automatically be pulled off the waitlist and their form of payment will be charged for the full amount of the event. Participants will NOT be notified before their form of payment is charged.
  • If a participant does not wish to be watilisted for an event any longer, they must contact the office ASAP so they can be removed from the waitlist.
  • If a participants does not notify the office and is pulled off the waitlist at least one week before the event start date, they will adhere to the cancellation policy and fees. If a participant is pulled off the waitlist within a week of the event start date and can no longer attend, the office will issue a refund for the event.
  • If a participant is waitlisted for an event and signs up and pays for a 2nd choice event, the participant will need to contact the office if a spot opens up so their 2nd choice event can be canceled and refunded.

What is a member required to do to maintain certification?

To maintain your certification you must keep your Rocky Mountain dues current and you need to take 6 CEUs (continuing education units) every season. If you attain more than 6 CEUs during the season, you can transfer over up to 6 CEUs to the following season.

Will any event fulfill the educational credit requirements? Even in another discipline?

Yes, any clinic in our curriculum guide counts as your educational credit requirements. You don’t have to take a clinic in the discipline in which you are certified. You can take a crossover clinic, a ‘learn to’ clinic or start a certification in another discipline. Check prerequisite information on all clinics to make sure you qualify. Some clinics have a minimum certification level listed, while others are open to all levels. We just want to make sure you’re still learning!

What if my schedule did not permit, and I was unable to participate in an event in the season I was “due?”

If you get behind on your clinic credits, in the next dues billing statement you will be assessed a prepay fee and your education status will be moved to “Inactive”. This is a ‘pre-payment’ on a future clinic that you need to attend during the upcoming season in order to meet the clinic credit requirement. When you register for a clinic in that season, the  prepayment will be applied to your event fee. If you don’t take a clinic during that season, the prepayment is forfeited. Prepayments are $40.

What if I had a medical reason as to why I was unable to participate in an event in the season I was “due?”

If you’ve been injured and can not take clinics during a season that you are due clinic credits, please provide the office with medical verification. Once we have medical verification stating your injury, it will be reviewed by the Director of Education for approval of a medical waiver. Online webinars are offered if you are injured and can’t attend CEU’s.

Can I attend clinics and exams in another PSIA/AASI division? And, will they count toward my educational credit requirements?

Yes, you can take clinics in other PSIA/AASI divisions. Clinics credits do transfer from division to division. It is the responsibility of the division where the clinic is offered to notify your member division that you’ve taken a clinic in another division. If you want to take a certification exam in another division, you need to have a permission letter sent to that division from your home division. Partial passes from other divisions do not transfer into Rocky Mountain.

Can I attend Non PSIA-AASI clinics for credit?

Certain clinics and/or classes are eligible for Non PSIA-AASI credit. A form to submit these credits is available from the website or the office and must be submitted with the appropriate payment as listed on the form. The form and a $95 administration fee must be submitted for review to determine if the credits will be accepted. If clinic credit is not granted, we will return your $95 fee.

How do I order educational materials and books?

You can order educational materials online at www.thesnowpros.org

I hear Educational Materials are available online. Where can I access them?

All educational materials can be found by clicking the “Education” tab from the homepage www.psia-rm.org and choosing the discipline you are looking for. There will be a link to Education Materials on the menu on the left.

How long is a prerequisite valid?

Please see information page for each discipline for more details.

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