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Snowboard Staff Exam

Our level one qualification is aimed at people who are interested in entering the snowsport industry for the first time.  No teaching experience is required, just good people skills, patience and a friendly personality.

Uncertified instructors who have an offer of employment from an approved snowsport school can attend our alpine and snowboard level one staff exam once they have completed all units of the level one course with their snowsport school.

The one day snowboard level one exam is conducted in a training day/continuous assessment format and covers personal riding ability, demonstrations, teaching and theory.

Exam Prerequisites

  • Be a current member
  • Own the current teaching manual
  • Be employed by an approved snowsport school
  • Be 15 years of age at the commencement of the exam
  • Minimum intermediate rider ability (comfortable on blue runs)
  • Have completed all units of the snowboard level one course with an approved snowsport school

What can I expect on the exam?

When you attend an exam with us you can expect to receive world class training, delivered with pride, passion and understanding.

During the exam, you will be given numerous attempts at each task creating a relaxed training atmosphere, allowing every opportunity for you to show that you possess the correct skills and understanding to attain the level one qualification.

Below is an example outline so you know what to expect. However, this may change depending on snow and weather conditions at the time of your exam.

You do need to be prepared for a full day (7+ hours) and that you will be outside on the snow for up to six hours.

  • 8:15 am : Meet
  • 9:00 am : Exam (outside)
  • 3:00 pm : Finished on snow
  • 4:00 pm : Presentation

What do I need to bring?

Please bring:

  • Your boots and snowboard. These should be well maintained and tuned
  • Warm waterproof clothing, including a beanie or helmet* and gloves – be prepared!
  • Sunglasses or goggles and sunscreen
  • A packed lunch or money to buy lunch – you need to be able to carry this with you as the group may stop on the mountain for your lunch break

*We recommend that all candidates wear a helmet when participating in courses or exams

What’s included in the price?

The level one staff exam package price includes:

  • 1-day exam
  • Exam materials and a snowboard teaching manual
  • One-year membership to the APSI (valid until 31 December)
  • A certificate and pin (on successful completion of the assessment tasks)
  • Access to our teaching app

The package price does not include lift tickets, meals, equipment or accommodation

Fitness and Riding Ability

Our snowboard exam requires you to participate in a day of intensive riding and learning.

It is therefore, important that you are physically fit and in good condition to be able to take full exam. Safety is our number one concern. The minimum recommended snowboard ability to attend this exam is intermediate (i.e. you are comfortable riding blue runs). However, you don’t have to do anything you feel is beyond your capabilities. Please speak to us if you are concerned about your ability or fitness.

Snowboard Level 1 Staff Exam package

Snowboard Level 1 Staff Exam package

Included Products:

  • Snowboard Level 1 Exam
  • Snowboard manual
  • Snowboard level 1 staff exam
  • Candidate Goal Sheet
  • APSI Course Evaluation
  • Snowboard Level 1 Training Guide
  • Snowboard children's chapter
  • Snowboard level 1 staff exam info
  • Snowboard Level One E-Learning Course
  • Price: $ 480

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