PSIA-AASI primarily operates through an annual dues structure. Dues cover the period from July 1 to June 30 of the following year, encompassing a winter season. Dues include a Division and National component. There are late fees applied to dues paid after June 30. For current rates, visit the dues information page.
The Intermountain Division offers certification programs for its members, including associated clinics and exams. For many members, certification is their primary reason for joining PSIA-AASI. Certification is available in three levels, but the specific process varies for each snowsports discipline. Please check the discipline page for the sport you’d like to obtain a certification in for more information.
If you wish to take a certification exam in a division other than Intermountain, you will need to contact the office first. The other Divisions may charge different amounts for dues, clinics, and certification exams, and may also impose different requirements/processes for certification.
After you earn a certification, to maintain it in good standing you
– complete six hours of educational credits per season
– average 12 hours of educational credits over every two-season period.
If these educational requirements are not met, a monetary penalty will be applied to your annual due statement, and a lapse of several years will result in the loss of your certification. For more information, visit the certification information page.
We offer clinics throughout the season at various member schools. Information on all division educational opportunities are posted on our event calendar by late October each season. Each event page details its prerequisites, costs, intended outcomes, and location. You may also browse the events we offer in each discipline’s page.
Clinic enrollment/space is limited by location and clinicians; you are encouraged to sign up early to guarantee a spot. If you register within two weeks of an event, a late fee will be assessed. More information on our registration policies is available on this page.
Events provided by other Divisions are listed on their websites (please see the National Organization’s website for other Division information).
New Instructor Guide
The National PSIA/AASI organization has put together several resources to help you start your career as an instructor. A free e-learning course is available on this page of their website which will help enhance your on-snow training, as well as being a great way to learn more about your job. A downloadable PDF version of the New Instructor Guide is available as well. Check them out!
Many helpful documents, such as certification information, workbooks, and preparation material, can be found on each discipline’s page.
There is an online store, where you can review and order the PSIA-AASI books. You can also visit the office (7105 S. Highland Dr. #201, Salt Lake
City) and peruse and purchase any of the items found in the online store.
The Intermountain Division offers scholarships to help cover certain clinic costs for qualifying members. Typically, scholarships are awarded each November and January. Please see the scholarship page for additional information.
Division Magazine – The Instructor’s Edge
IMD publishes a magazine, The Instructor’s Edge, three times per year. It provides members with articles touching all facets of instruction as well as Division information from Discipline Managers and the Board of Directors. You are encouraged to read this magazine; it is your best Division resource for activities, including opportunities to get further involved with PSIA-AASI. For more information, or to view recent issues, head over to the magazine’s page.
National Membership Tools
As a National member of PSIA-AASI, you also receive a mailed copy of the National Organization’s magazine, 32 Degrees. Like the division’s magazine, 32 Degrees provides a variety of useful information for instructors.
The National PSIA-AASI website is another great resource. To access the site, you’ll need to login with a username and password. The email address that you
provided for membership will be used as your username, and your member ID number, located on your ID card, will be your password. Through the website, you will find a handy movement matrix; Pro deals, including offers on clothing and equipment; and your personal PSIA-AASI record, including information detailing your school affiliation, address, certifications, education history and payments. Please use this resource to keep your address and school affiliation current.
We want to support you as best we can. Because we have a relatively small office, with just one incoming phone line, the best way to contact us is using this online form or to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also call us at 801-942-2066 and leave us a message. Whether emailing or calling, please be sure to provide us with enough information so that we may respond effectively to your needs, including a general summary of the reason for your contact and any related questions. We will respond by email or telephone as soon as possible.