One of the greatest opportunities for our volunteers is the ski instructor training that is provided. By becoming a volunteer instructor with BCAS you have the opportunity to gain your certification in both CADS (Canadian Adaptive Snowsports) and CSIA (Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance) Ski Instructorship. The association strongly encourages members to pursue both instructor and coaching certification. For more information on becoming a certified instructor, please contact our office and we'd be happy to speak with you.
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CADS Instructor Courses
CADS certification courses are for those skiers who wish to improve their skiing and teaching ability in order to become certified as an instructor for people with disabilities. These courses are CADS accredited and are considered an industry standard across Canada.
Level I - CADS Level 1 instructor Course
CADS Level 1 instructor training courses are held throughout the province for people wishing to learn and improve their skills as instructors for people with disabilities. The length of most courses are two days and one evening. Information includes: personal ski improvement and teaching progression (based on Canadian Ski Instructors' Alliance format), use of teaching aids and adaptive equipment (i.e., outriggers, ski bras, harness, sit ski) basic safety procedures, lesson format and follow-up.
- Must be a current paid member in good standing with BCAS
- Minimum 15 years of age
- Attend CSIA Teaching Methodology Clinic (not applicable if Level 1 CSIA/CASI or higher)