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PSIA-C Board of Directors Meeting May 15 – 16, 2021

American Snowsports Education Association – Central Division

Meeting of the Board of Directors

The May meeting of the PSIA-C will be held on May 15th and 16th online via Ring Central communications platform.
** If you would like to attend the meeting, please contact the Central Office to obtain a link to join the meeting.**

Central Division Contact Information – https://www.psia-c.org/about-us/contact-us/
Ron Shepard at ron@psia-c.org or call (231)-335-4627

We apologize for not getting this message out sooner.  Because of the Covid-19 situation, the decision was made to have the meeting online instead of meeting in person. Thank you for your understanding.
Meeting minutes will be posted to the Central Division Community on the PSIA-AASI Community site.

Hope Everyone had a Wonderful 2020 / 2021 Season!!

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Statement

Update Re: COVID-19:  Central Division events remaining in this next week will be held as scheduled. While we are monitoring CDC and community recommendations closely, we want to continue offering our final events of the season–  as long as there is: 1.a venue open to do so,  and 2. member interest and willingness to attend.
 
 The remaining events within Central Division are not for large numbers of participants, but we respect your personal decisions and situations, so any member concerned with travel and participation in an event due to Coronavirus concerns may cancel IN ADVANCE, with a full refund. (No shows without notice will not receive a refund.)
 
 Further, please consider the common good: members exhibiting symptoms of any communicable illness (cold, flu), or if you have possibly been exposed to coronavirus, are encouraged to cancel the participation and will be issued a full refund. 
 
 Thank you for your consideration during this challenging time. Information changes every day with regard to COVID-19. We will keep you posted with any updates. regarding our remaining events.  We support you in taking care of yourselves and each other.
   
 The following link is provided by the Center for Disease Control and contains important information about Coronavirus and COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

For assistance, please contact Member Services at 231-335-4627 ext 0 or  info@psia-c.org

The Examiner Exchange Program – April 2019

As many of you know, PSIA has been trying to promote “consistency” across all divisions when it comes to taking certification exams. To that end, Central Division sent two examiners off to test the waters. Erika Meier went to the Rocky Mountain Division and shadowed a Level II exam at Vail. Logan Price headed out east where he shadowed a Level II exam at Sunday River. Following are Erika and Logan’s comparisons of the Central Division, Rocky Mountain, and Eastern Divisions.

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The Examiner Exchange Program – April 2019

Newly Approved Cross Over – Reciprocity Policy

Meeting Date:
February 10, 2016

Moving person:
Julie Nitzsche

Second by:
Walt Sappington

Motion Text:
The cross over/reciprocity option is to be added to the requirements for exams in the Alpine, Nordic, Snowboard and Adaptive sections of the ASEA-C web site as follows:

For Alpine:

  • Level I – A Level III Certified Instructor from another discipline has the option of by passing the Level I Alpine Exam.
  • Level II Requirement – To take a Level 2 Certification in Alpine a candidate must be Alpine Level 1 Certified or Certified Level 3 in any other discipline.

For Nordic:

  • Level I – A Level III Certified Instructor from another discipline has the option of by passing the Level I Nordic Exam.
  • Level II Requirement To take a Level 2 Certification in Nordic a candidate must be Nordic Level 1 Certified or Certified Level 3 in any other discipline.

For Snowboard:

  • Level I – A Level III Certified Instructor from another discipline has the option of by passing the Level I Snowboard Exam.
  • Level II – Requirement: To take a Level 2 Certification in Snowboard a candidate must be Snowboard Level 1 Certified or Certified Level 3 in any other discipline.

For Adaptive:

  • Level I
    • A Level I, II or III Certified Instructor from another discipline may not bypass the Level I Certification Exam in the adaptive discipline due to the medical and disability knowledge required for the adaptive discipline.
    • An instructor from another discipline taking the Adaptive Functional Skiing Assessment may achieve Level I or Level II skiing/riding proficiency provided their skills meet the standard at the respective Level.
  • Level II – Requirement: To take a Level 2 Certification in Adaptive a candidate must have an Adaptive Level I certification due to the medical and disability knowledge required for the adaptive discipline.

Budget Impact:
Informing Level 3 certified instructors of their ability to bypass a Level 1 exam and take Level 2 exam in another discipline should increases the interest in becoming certified in another discipline. This would result in increased exam revenue. More instructors seeking certification or becoming certified in other disciplines also increase the need for continuing education clinics for enhancing skills and to maintain certification, increasing clinic revenue.

If a Level 3 chooses to bypass a Level 1 exam, as allowed, there will be a decrease in Level 1 exams taken and therefore a decrease in revenue will occur.

The possibility to increase revenues through exams and education clinics will probably outweigh the decline in exam revenue.

Supporting Rationale:

Central Division has used a Cross Over/Reciprocity option when a Level 3 Instructor in one discipline seeks certification in another discipline. All disciplines are being addressed in this motion.

The cross over/reciprocity option is not well known, has not been clearly defined to the member, nor is it noted on the website. This motion will provide every member access to the information of the cross over/reciprocity option. This motion considers the safety and quality of certification for all involved in taking exams and deems that it meets a very high standard in both catagories.

Alpine Certification Skiing Benchmarks and Exam Protocol

The Alpine Certification Skiing Benchmarks are essentially the same as the Alpine Movement Learning Activities, applied to Exam situations, and organized according to Certification Level.

During an exam day, you will be observed skiing during your teaching segment (demos), when you perform as a student in another candidate’s teaching segment, and skiing a selected series of these benchmarks (at least four).

Learn more » 

View the alpine benchmarks list »

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