Once a candidate for a certification level has passed any portion of that level, they must continue to “actively pursue” that level by taking an average of one (1) PSIA-I/AASI certification prep clinic and/or exam per year, for the portion of the exam process that they have already passed, to remain in effect.
A break of two seasons or more in this prescribed “active pursuit” will require that the candidate start the process over, for that level. In all cases, the candidate will be responsible for staying current with any revisions to the process that may change their status of “actively pursuing”.
How many Educational Hours am I supposed to achieve each year to maintain my “member in good standing” / certification status
The entire purpose of maintaining education hours is to foster education standardization amongst the membership.
To that purpose the requirement is:
One clinic ( 6 hours ) every season or
Two clinics ( 12 hours ) every rolling 2 seasons, ie. 12-13 and 13-14.
This nets out to an educational history that shows at a minimum a row of 6,6,6 or alternately a 12,0,12,0. Any 2 consecutive seasons that do not total a 12 will result in a penalty. It does not take into consideration any paid educational penalty. It is a penalty for lack of educational hours, not a restart for the educational requirement.
If you receive an education penalty on your dues invoice please note that paying the educational penalty will keep your dues current, however, you will still need to get 12 education hours in the next season. These can be completed in any PSIA AASI Division and do not have to be on-snow hours. Several Divisions offer lectures and other off snow ( many early in the season ) events to members to prepare for the upcoming season. I would encourage you to look at our calendar, available on-line in late October or to look at events in other Divisions if that sounds appealing.
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 cannot take clinics during a season that you are due clinic credits, please provide the office with medical verification including doctors signature on healthcare providers letterhead. Once we have medical verification stating your injury, we can waive the requirement until such time as you are able to take an education event.
You can check your online account on the National web site. As a certified member you must have 12 hours of education credits every two consecutive seasons.
Yes, any clinic in our curriculum 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.
What if my schedule did not permit, and I was unable to participate in an event in the season I was “due?”
PSIA/AASI-I requires the accrual of twelve (12) hours clinic credit by a member every two dues cycles, unless a member has applied for inactive status as described under “Inactive Status”. Failure to accrue twelve (12) hours of education credit (CEU) within this period will result in the following penalties, if the delinquent member wants to remain current:
– First “dues cycle” penalty following a CEU delinquency: An assessment fee of two times (2x) the current daily clinic fee ($160)
– Second “dues cycle” penalty following a CEU delinquency: An assessment fee of three times (3x) the current daily clinic fee ($240)
If a member does not pay the delinquent assessment fees when due, and subsequently accrue 12 hours of education credit, the member’s certification will become null and void. No further “delinquent education” penalty fees will be allowed; re-certification will be required. Should a member pay dues after this point, they will be a Registered member.
There are policies in place for members who have to take a leave of absence and are not able to complete their credit hours. If you find yourself in this position, where schooling, work, illness, or injury takes you out of commission, there is a way to maintain your certification. Please review the policy on leave of absence on how to proceed should you find the need. If you need further clarification contact your board member.
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. Clinic passes from other divisions do not transfer into Intermountain or vice versa.
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Mon – Fri (winter season only)
Note: The best form of communication is by email (email@example.com). Phoning in during the busy season will usually result in being directed to the message center.
The office will be closed on major holidays.
No, due to waiver issues we do not take on-snow event registrations over the phone. We do take registration for indoor events such as CS Indoor and Lectures.
If you cancel or switch your registration two weeks before the date of the event, there is no switch or cancel fee. If you cancel or switch your registration AFTER the registration cutoff date (two weeks prior), you will be assessed a 50% fee.
If no notice is given before the event then there will be NO REFUND.
On the registration deadline, we look at the number of people signed up for an event and determine if there are enough people to move forward with this event or if we have to cancel the event due to lack of registrants. We need at least 8 people registered up for any one clinic for it to ‘go.’
Medically verified cancellations will receive a 100% refund IF written medical verification (on doctors/clinic letterhead) and a request for refund is received in the Intermountain office within two weeks of the event. Please email or fax your medical verification to the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-942-2066.
If you weren’t sick enough to go to the doctor, a 100% cancellation fee is assessed if the registrant cancels or is a ‘no show’ on the day of the event.
Step One – Contact your current division administration and inform them of your intent to transfer into the Intermountain Division (contacts provided below).
Step Two – Your current division will contact Intermountain to verify “member status”
Step Three – Submit Form Below
Step Four – Intermountain will contact you shortly
Alaska: (907) 441-1489 | email@example.com
Eastern: (518) 452-6095 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Central: (855) 474-(SNOW) 7669 | email@example.com
Rocky Mountain: (970) 879-8335 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Northern Rocky Mountain: (406) 581-6139 | email@example.com
Northern Intermountain: (518) 452-6095 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Northwest: (206) 244-8541 | email@example.com
West: (530) 587-7642 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Pro deals are a benefit through the National office. Please call the National office at 303-987-9390 or go to their web site at www.thesnowpros.org, login and then go to the promotions link.
The Division will provide a form of amnesty to members who have lapsed membership longer than four (4) years. The lapsed member will submit to the office a written request expressing their interest in returning to the Division. The member shall pay the current year’s dues, attend two (2) required clinics approved by the Discipline Managers and Chairpersons and fall back one level from previously held discipline certifications. All fees will be paid up-front. This will be a one-time offer for Intermountain members only.
Web Site (2)
1. Sign-on using your current process. This is username (usually your email address) and your password (typically your ID number)
2. Once it greets you as successfully signed in, go to my profile in the lower right or click on your name on the scroll bar.
3. Click on “My transactions” in the right hand column, this will bring up a summary of actions
4. At the top of this form is an option “change my password”. And you go from there.
When your online account was created your username and password is set by default to use your email address as your username and your National ID number as your password. When logged into your online account for the first time you may reset your password for greater security. If you forget your password, there is an online prompt to get your password emailed to you or you may call the office (801 942-2066) and we can look it up for you.