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Vermont Adaptive to Host Free PSIA/AASI In-House Exams This Spring for Volunteers, Interns and Staff

February 14, 2022 | News, Programs: Winter, Telling Stories, Volunteer

Vermont Adaptive is committed to Volunteer and Staff development, technical excellence, providing as many volunteer benefits as possible, and continuing to expand its reputation as a top regional and national adaptive program. We offer scholarship support to staff and volunteers, in part through the Kellen Sams Memorial Scholarship program and fund, and we try to be pro-active in making Professional Ski Instructors of America/American Association of Snowboard Instructor trainings and certifications as available as possible.

 

This year, Vermont Adaptive is pleased to not only offer its traditional early season PSIA/AASI CEU Clinics, but also to host four PSIA/AASI In-House (Vermont Adaptive only) Exams. These exams are free for eligible Vermont Adaptive volunteers.

 

 

In 2022, Vermont Adaptive will be hosting 4 PSIA/AASI exams over six days. Those exams, locations, and dates are:

  • Adaptive Alpine Level 1 Mono/Bi Exam (2 days) at Bolton Valley, March 12 & 13
  • Adaptive Snowboard Level 1 Visual & Cognitive Impairments Exam (2 Days) at Pico, March 19 & 20
  • Adaptive Alpine Level 2/3 Mono Accreditation Exam (1 Day) at Sugarbush, March 31
  • Adaptive Alpine Level 2/3 Bi-ski accreditation Exam (1 Day) at Sugarbush, April 1

 

Vermont Adaptive Instructors who are unable to participate in the In-House Exams are encouraged to apply for scholarship funds to travel to the appropriate events around the Eastern Division.

 

For a full list of PSIA/AASI Eastern Division Events and information about Membership, Certification, and Clinics, please visit https://www.psia-e.org/

 

Any active Vermont Adaptive Volunteer, Staff, or Intern is eligible to apply to participate in these sponsored, scholarship supported, free exams, including new and first year volunteers. Some other prerequisites apply.

 

Please note that the scholarship and “free” events only cover the event fee. PSIA/AASI Annual Dues/Membership and any written exam or workbook fees are the responsibility of the volunteer/candidate. Vermont Adaptive recognizes that pursuing training and certification can be time consuming and costly, especially for volunteers who are already donating their time, treasure, and talent to adaptive ski and ride programs. Making as many resources as possible available to support that pursuit while encouraging all community members to pursue certification is just a small way of showing the organization’s appreciation to its volunteers and staff.

 

Spaces are limited, but all are encouraged to begin preparing and registering for these events.

 

Anyone wishing to participate in these events and attempt to attain certification should contact their Program Coordinator or Norm Staunton, director of operations ([email protected]).

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