Start your Career as a Kiteboarding Instructor

Start your Career as a Kiteboarding Instructor

Step One – Kiteboarder Training

The Best way to start your new career as a kiteboarding Instructor is to take professional lessons from an IKO certified Kiteboarding Instructor. Being properly trained as an IKO kiteboarder will ensure that you are using the correct technique and following the safest methods. Your IKO instructor will certify you in all of the stages, give you an IKO Kiteboarder Certification Card, and register you in the IKO kiteboarder database. There are IKO schools and Instructors worldwide. If you did not learn with an IKO instructor, you can still do a “Kiteboarder Skills Assessment Test” with any IKO certified Instructor, to check your riding ability, and safety knowledge, and theory level. Your IKO instructor can fill in any gaps in your knowledge and ensure that you are prepared to go forward in the training.

Step Two – Instructor Training

After you have successfully completed your kiteboarder training, and have consolidated your experience by riding at Level 3N for at least 6 months. You are then eligible to attend the IKO Assistant Instructor Course. Check the calendar for a course near you or tell your local provider you are interested in a course, so that they can group candidates together and start a course (AITC courses usually have a minimum of 3 candidates to run a course).  Register to join one of our ITC Instructor Training Courses. Kiteboarding Instruction training gives you a certification that is recognized worldwide, and give you many career opportunities. Certified Kiteboarding Instructors are in High Demand, and can work in many of the world’s best destinations. The IKO instructor training Courses include the; AITC, ITC, Level2, and Level2 Senior, and various Coaching Courses.

Step Three – Trainer Training

Senior Instructors who have gained experience with teaching and logged their teaching hours can move onto the third step, to become a trainer. A kiteboarding trainer is responsible for training the next generation of kiteboarding Instructors. This is a very important responsibility as the training will affect the safety of all of the trainees, and their students as well. Dedicated and qualified instructors can apply to begin the trainer training, and must first be selected by the training committee, based on individual merit, experience and qualifications. The trainer training path includes the; Coach trainer, Assistant Examiner, Examiner, and Training Master levels.

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Start your Career as a Kiteboarding Instructor

Instructor Course Booking Procedure

 Instructor Course Booking Procedure

ITC Booking Procedures: Each ITC course is a special event. To see when courses are available you can check the IKO training calendar, or check the schedule of the individual IKO training center. Each ITC Course requires extensive preparation and organization. ITC courses are scheduled months in advance. The lead in time is used to prepare the course and the candidates. Many candidates will travel internationally or long distances to attend our courses, so their travel arrangements and schedules need to be set in advance.
Enrollment: To enroll in the course you should fill out the Application Form, and/or contact the organizer with your details email, phone number and dates. The organizer will send you the course requirements and information via email, or send you the links to the website info. The candidates should read the information thoroughly, and familiarize themselves with the details. Each candidate must meet the course’s *prerequisites before the commencement of the course.
Deposit: Candidates must pay their deposit before the course to make a reservation. Then pay the balance of the pre-course payment to make their confirmation into the course. Deposits are non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by the organizer.
Maximum number: There are a maximum number of candidates allowed for each course. If the course is overbooked, the organizer may create a standby list in case of any cancellations. If you are on the standby list for the course you should also have the pre-requisites, and the deposit paid.
Cancellation: ITC Courses need a minimum of 4-6 candidates to be run. If there are not enough candidates to run the course before the cut off date, the course will be cancelled.
Cut-off date: The cut off date for enrollment is usually 30 days before the course. Do not expect that last minute enrollments will be accepted. However this is up to the organizer.
Confirmation: Confirmation in the course is usually 30 days prior to the course. Then the organizer has the minimum number of paid qualified candidates. The second payment is required at the time of confirmation (usually 50% the course fee).
Travel to the Course: When booking travel arrangements you should be sure that your course has been confirmed at the cut-off date. If you need to make travel arrangements more than 30 days in advance of the course you should be sure that your tickets are refundable of transferable. Please note that many cheap tickets are not transferable and you could lose you money if you do not travel on your exact dates. Travel insurance may help in the event of cancellations or medical problems.
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Assistant Kiteboarding Instructor Course

Assistant Kiteboarding Instructor Course

Start your career by becoming an IKO certified Assistant Kiteboarding Instructor. This is your first step to becoming a professional instructor, and teaches you the basic skills that will allow you to start working in a kiteboarding school. Continue reading

CAPE HATTERAS GETS OPPORTUNITY AS IKO’s TRAINING MASTER & DIRECTOR TO RUN ITC

CAPE HATTERAS GETS OPPORTUNITY
AS IKO’s TRAINING MASTER & DIRECTOR TO RUN ITC
IKO’s David Dorn to Train and Certify IKO Instructors in USA
The International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) best known as the world’s largest professional kiteboarding community is pleased to announce David Dorn, IKO’s training director and certified training master, will run an instructor training course (ITC) in Cape Hatteras, NC, USA, April 22-30, 2013. Having the opportunity to be trained by such an expertly qualified kiting athlete is a rare opportunity. “Our very own David Dorn will be training on the East Coast USA at Kite Center Hatteras in the Outer Banks,” said Frederic Béné, CEO and co-founder of IKO.  “This Center along with all our affiliated Kite Centers worldwide has professional teams expertly trained to start students at any level using the IKO’s progressive teaching methods.” Click to learn more about IKO’s training path.  For people who want to get certified as an IKO Instructor, courses are available in USA locations such as: Florida, Cape Hatteras, New York, Hood River, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Hawaii and more. In the USA, IKO has twelve pro-centers for water and snow, plus three examiners providing instructor training courses as well as hundreds of active IKO instructors working in the US and abroad. “IKO is the biggest name in professional kiteboarding certifications so don’t waste money on a no-name course. IKO is run by real kiteboarders who are strong and dedicated always doing their best job,” explains IKO Training Director, David Dorn. “If you are serious about becoming a kiteboarding instructor, get certified with IKO because we have the best training and support available.”

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Become an Instructor

Become an Instructor

Making kiteboarding into a career is possible with Instructor training and Certification courses. We offer Courses from IKO the world’s most respected training system. Instructors are trained and certified up to the international standards, and course graduates can work anywhere in the world. There are always jobs for kite instructors in this growing industry. Teaching kiteboarding is a fun a rewarding experience and a great way to improve your skills and knowledge. Teaching kiteboarding is also a great way to socialize and meet new people and there are many travel opportunities as well.

For more information:

Kiteboard Instructor Training Course – Gallery.

IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) Level One ITC Course.

Become an Instructor

 

Kiteboarding 10-day Course

Kiteboarding 10-day Course

Kiteboarding 10-day CourseThis 10-lesson course includes 30 hours of kiteboarding instruction spread over ten days. This is a discounted package. This comprehensive course gives the student a solid foundation in the sport of kiteboarding. This course is the fast track into kiteboarding covering all the basic skills covered in the “Classic” course including equipment handling, kite-control skills, launching and landing techniques, safety systems and Ride-safe protocols. Students then progress to planing, riding and jibing, upwind riding skills. The increased ride-time enables the student to hone their skills with constant feedback from the instructors, creating the most rapid progression possible. We can ride with you or caddy your equipment. In this course we can do a range of techniques, and utilize alternate launch sites and beach locations. This course is great for someone who wants to take the sport of kiteboarding home with them, to a location without kiteboarding schools, or other assistance. We also recommend this course for Maui residents who are committed to enter the sport safely and competently. The hours in this course can be spread out to suit the work or vacation schedule.

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IKO certified Assistant Kiteboarding Instructor courses

IKO Assistant Kiteboarding Instructor certification courses

Start your career by becoming an IKO certified Assistant Kiteboarding Instructor. This is your first step to becoming a professional instructor, and teaches you the basic skills that will allow you to start working in a kiteboarding school. Continue reading

IKO Kiteboard Instructor Courses

IKO Kiteboard Instructor Courses

Become a part of this exciting new sport as a certified kiteboarding instructor. Action Sports proudly offers Instructor Certification Courses from the IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization), the world’s most widely recognized certification. The Five-day IKO ITC courses are available on scheduled dates and pre-registration is required because the course numbers are limited. Prospective kiteboarding instructors should check out the entry requirements for their course because they all have minimum standards. The IKO Course requires IKO Level “N3” skill levels or greater. The courses cover kiteboarding instructional techniques, school management etc. Upon completion of the course, instructors undergo a practical skills International Kiteboarding Organization test and an Instruction test to obtain the Instructor Certification. For details of the upcoming Instructor Courses, go to our Kiteboarding Instructor Courses information Page.