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General Information

Schedule

Registration Process

Payments

Registration Deadlines

Course Cancellations

Refund Policy

Membership Numbers

 

Course Information

Level 1 Instructor

Park Instructor 1

Retests

 

 

 

 

Schedule

Our aim is to have the schedule for the upcoming season set and posted online September 15. Please note that we try to have as complete a schedule as possible by this date, however, some hills are not able to schedule until after this date. New courses are added as resorts contact us. If the location you prefer is not listed (especially at the beginning of season), please check back regularly. If you don’t see your preferred location as the start of the season gets closer, send us an email or contact the hill and inquire if they are planning a course. Courses are set up as requested by the resorts.

Click here to access schedule or to register. Simply choose course – and province.

Registration Process

Course schedules and registration are posted on the National website. When you register, you will automatically receive an acknowledgement from National office. Please note that this is simply acknowledging that your registration has been received, and NOT a confirmation that you have been accepted on the course.

Registrations and payments are not processed automatically online when you register, but are processed by CASI Ontario. Upon receiving your application, we then manually process to ensure room on course* and that all payment information is complete. Once we’ve processed, you will receive an email confirmation letter of your acceptance on the course – this will come from the CASI Ontario office. Registrations are processed within 2 working days. All further questions regarding the course should be directed to CASI Ontario.

*Please note that the system currently does not automatically cut off registration when courses are full. This is done manually, so if a course is close to full and applications come in after office hours, the courses don’t always get marked full until too may registrations come in. This is why we need to ensure space on course before processing payment and before confirming that you are on the course.

Registrations are processed Monday / Wednesday / Friday mornings when the administration staff is in the office. However, if a course is close to full or nearing deadline, we do check the courses daily to ensure that information contained on registration schedule is as up to date as possible.

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Payments

As payments are processed manually and not online, please ensure sufficient funds available when you register. Occasionally we find information entered incorrectly and the credit card payment does not receive authorization. If this happens, we will email you and indicate problem, asking that you contact our office. We will, however, temporarily hold a spot on course until payment resolved, so please get back to us as soon as possible.

Please note that all credit card information is gathered on a secure site. When CASI Ontario receives your registration notification from National office, the credit card information is not included. We have to access a secure site to retrieve this information and process your payment.

Receipts are emailed after your participation on the course when results are received.

If you are unable to pay by credit card, certified cheques or money orders are also accepted. If you are paying by certified cheque or money order, however, please ensure sufficient time for application and payment to be received in mail – we must receive payment 2 weeks prior to course.

If you choose to send your registration by mail, it’s a good idea to email us or fax that you are sending your registration so we can temporarily hold a spot until we receive in the mail. This will help ensure that course doesn't fill up before we receive your registration. For mailing address or fax number see Contact Us information.

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Registration Deadlines

Registration deadlines are “rough” cutoffs for registration – 2 weeks before course. We try to respect and accept applications up to deadline, however, sometimes we simply have a lack of evaluators and we will cut off a course before the deadline*. If we are close to being full, we try to tag course with number of spaces left to let you know the course will soon be full. If you are interested in a course, it’s best to sign up as soon as possible.

*We are mandated by National to only have 8 registrants per evaluator. We add evaluators as needed and able. If we’ve marked a course full, it is either because the deadline is passed and we won’t be adding another evaluator (as we need the lead time to coordinate getting the materials to the hill), or because we’ve simply run out of evaluators. This maximum of 8 cannot be ignored – please don’t ask if we can simply “squeeze” one more on course, it is never an option!

If the deadline is passed but the course is not full and it still allows you to register, please do so – we will accept registrations until full.

If you are interested in a full course, please email us to be put on waiting list. We can’t guarantee a spot will open but sometimes cancellations do occur. We recommend in this situation, however, that if another course is an option, please register there. This will ensure that you at least have a space on a course in case nothing comes available on preferred course. Sometimes people wait and then want to register on another course, only to discover it is now full. If you do this, simply email and tell us to put you on waiting list, indicate other course you registered for, and then if space becomes available, we will notify you and transfer registration.

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Course Cancellations

Courses require a minimum of 4 registrations. If by the deadline a course does not meet this requirement, we may cancel a course. If this happens, we will let you know as soon as possible. Often we will try to arrange another course at the same location later in the season. At this point you will have the option of transferring to the new date (if offered), transferring to another location that has room, or receiving a full refund. We also post the cancellation on the website schedule.

If the dreaded “no snow” happens, or other conditions occur which cause the hill to close, we will let you know as soon as a decision is made to cancel the course. Again, often a new date will be arranged at the same location. You will have the option of transferring to the new date, transferring to another location that has room, or receiving a full refund.

At any time CASI has the right to cancel any course, without prior notice, and will not be responsible for any expenses incurred by the participant. Course fees will be refunded at 100%.

Refund Policy

If you are unable to participate in a course for which you have registered, please email us as soon as possible. Refunds must be requested in writing (email is sufficient). For late cancellations, the following charges apply:

Within 2 weeks of the start of the course – 15%
Within 3 days – 30%
No show on course – 50%

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Membership Numbers

Once you’ve completed the course and passed both portions, the results come to our office from evaluator. This usually takes 1-2 weeks. Once we receive we input the results. From here National office takes over. They process registrants and issue and send membership numbers. They tell us this can take 3-6 weeks. If after this time you haven’t received your membership number, please contact National Office.

 

On successful completion of the Level 1 Instructor course, you become a member of CASI and will receive all the rights and privileges of an active member for the remainder of the current season. Members are billed annually for membership dues by the National Office. Membership benefits are available to you, provided your membership dues are fully paid.

 

COURSE INFORMATION

Level 1 Instructor Course

The CASI Level 1 Snowboard Instructor certification course is a 3-day course. It covers the teaching progression for introductory snowboarding. Participants will spend time exploring snowboarding technique and teaching methods across a variety of venues, both on-snow (up to and including intermediate terrain) and during indoor presentations.

Prerequisites:

15 years of age on the first day of the course
Able to demonstrate comfortable and safe riding skills on intermediate terrain

This is an introductory course designed to give successful candidates the skills necessary to begin their role as a new instructor in the industry. Beginner teaching methods, understanding of basic snowboard technique, as well as lesson planning and effective communication skills will be addressed. The successful candidate is certified to teach beginning snowboarders up to the Novice Turn level.

The Level 1 certification is a pre-requisite for the CASI Level 2 Instructor certification as well as the Park Instructor 1 course.

The course days run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Note that some evening courses are offered and run over 4 nights. Nights usually run from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

To be successful you will need to pass two parts – teaching and riding (technical).

Click here for costs, to access Course Guides, or to register. For schedule, select “register” and simply select course and province.

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Park Instructor 1 Course

The Park Instructor 1 course is an introductory course, designed to give successful candidates the skills necessary to introduce students to the terrain park and freestyle snowboarding safely. Progression-based teaching methods, understanding of basic freestyle techniques, as well as lesson planning and effective communication skills will be addressed. The successful candidate is certified to take students into freestyle terrain, and teach introductory/basic manoeuvres on beginner terrain park features.

Prerequisites:

CASI Level 1 Instructor certification
Ability to demonstrate comfortable and safe riding skills on intermediate terrain, as well as basic terrain park features.

The course runs over 2 days – 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – and will incorporate both a riding and teaching evaluation.

Click here for costs, to access Course Guides, or to register. For schedule, select “register” and simply select course and province.

Retests

In a situation where the candidate fails both the riding and teaching portions, they will have to take the full course over again.

If you are unsuccessful in either the riding or teaching portion, you have until the end of the following season to take a retest for the portion failed.

Simply register for the course you prefer and on the registration form for price click on “retest”. You will then be given option to select riding or teaching retest. Select which you need and continue with registration.

If you are registering for the riding retest, you will attend Day 1 of the course. If it is the teaching, you will attend Day 3. (Or in the case of the Park Instructor 1 2-day course, riding would be Day 1 and teaching would be Day 2).

When registering, simply select “retest fee” instead of “full course fee” on the application form.

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