Canadian Snowboard Instructor Qualifications – CASI

The Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI) is the governing body for snowboard instructor qualifications in Canada. Formed in 1994, it is the professional snowboard teaching body in Canada with its head office in Montreal, Quebec.

The aim of CASI is to train and certify snowboard instructors. It maintains a national standard of safe and efficient snowboard instruction to serve the Canadian snowboarding public and the ski/snowboarding industry.

People who wish to become a member of CASI must attend and pass a Level 1 instructor certification course. These are held at various locations across Canada each winter. Upon becoming a member, each person can receive the latest information on technique and teaching methods via regular newsletters and clinics.


CASI Snowboard Instructor Qualifications

CASI certification is comprised of four levels and all snowboard instructor qualifications are recognised internationally.

CASI Level 1

An introductory course for trainee instructors to learn how to introduce snowboarding to beginner riders.

CASI Level 2

Attained by snowboard instructors who can teach and demonstrate intermediate riding skills.

CASI Level 3

A certification for advanced snowboard instructors.

CASI Level 4

Focusing on expert riding techniques, teaching and pedagogy skills.

All Winter Sports Company clients on an 11 week snowboard instructor course will receive coaching to CASI Level 2 standard. They will also have the opportunity to attend a CASI Park Instructor course. The Park Instructor course is for those interested in taking their class into the terrain parks and exploring introductory freestyle riding. The minimum qualification you can expect to achieve on a snowboard instructor course with the Winter Sports Company is a CASI Level 1 snowboard qualification.

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