The Alpine written certification exams will now be only available online. This new online exam, which tests the teaching, technical and professional knowledge of a ski instructor, is taken as the first step of the Level II and Level III PSIA-I certification process.
Members pursuing Alpine Level II or Alpine Level III certifications this season will be required to pass an online Professional Knowledge exam prior to registering for skiing portion of the exam process. This online certification format replaces the written exam, previously administered by a PSIA-I DECL at a library or other venue.
The on-line exam consists of 50 randomly selected multiple-choice questions and will have a time limit of 50 minutes.
A candidate will be well prepared for this exam if they are familiar with the information in three of the National Publications – Core Concepts Manual, Alpine Technical Manual and the Children’s Instruction Manual.
A candidate needs a score of 70% or higher to be successful. If a candidate does not attain 70%, they may take the exam again after a 24 hour waiting period. A candidate may only take the exam twice within a season.
The exam can be taken any time from October 5th to April 1st.
The fee for the online exam is $12.00; this covers the two exam attempts.
No signature or authorization is required by a snowsports school manager to process this registration for an online exam.
Once your application is processed, you will be emailed a link to access the online exam. The 50 minute time limit begins after you accept the terms and conditions of the online exam process.
To register for the online certification exam, members need to complete an event registration form. Event registrations can be processed by email, mail and fax or by phone.
Please contact the PSIA-I office with any questions or concerns.