ISIA Stamp Qualification
The ISIA Stamp is way for instructing systems around the world to cross-reference their high-level teaching certifications. The pathway for NZSIA Ski is as follows:
- NZSIA Level Three Ski
- Children’s Cert Level Two
- Second discipline at NZSIA/SBINZ Level One (snowboard/telemark/adaptive) or foreign equivalent accepted with NZSIA elearning completed at this level
- ISIA Stamp Avalanche Awareness Course
- First Aid course (St. Johns, Red Cross, or equivalent)
- Second language test
- Freeski Level One or Race One.
- History and Culture E-Learning online course, covering history, nature and environment, and tourism (available through the Ski E-Learning platform in the Member’s Area.
Once ISIA Stamp Status has been achieved, further training update days must be completed each year to retain the stamp. Training of more than one day will update for two years.
ISIA Card qualification.
This is the highest level of international qualification available through ISIA and places the NZSIA among the leading snow sports instruction nations in the world. Our international recognition through ISIA is a vital component of our goal, “To be a global leader in snow sports instruction,” and the creation of an ISIA Card qualification in 2012 aligns well with this goal. A card qualification operates in addition to the stamp level of qualification and does not replace it. This will allow NZSIA instructors to choose the level of ISIA certification they wish to pursue.
ISIA Card Pathway:
- ISIA Stamp
- Trainer’s Certification
- ISIA Card Level Advanced Avalanche Awareness and Mountain Safety Course (or Avalanche Stage One)
- ISIA Speed Test and Invitation