National Surf Schools & Instructors Association National Surf Schools & Instructors Association (NSSIA)
The Official Professional Association for the Surf School Industry
Protecting Both Industry and Students • Established 2005
AN IRS REGISTERED NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
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Surf Instructor Certification Training

The NSSIA is an official IRS non-profit organization dedicated to fostering surf etiquette, water safety, and quality instruction programs through professional instructor development and certification, school accreditation, and educational research.
 
New Instructor Applciation
NSSIA instructor certification classes are scheduled in various areas based on needs. We also provide an online instructor training class for those in other countries or in areas difficult to organize a class. You can become provisionally apprentice certified by only attending the class and receiving a passing grade on the exam. You can receive the same certification level by only completing the self study exam. Full instructor certification requires both the class and the self study.
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To be eligible to attend for instructor and above level certification, instructors must have completed their self study course and submitted it prior to attending or oerforming the online class.
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT Chairman Bruce Gabrielson
 
There is an additional fee to attend the class itself. Fees are determined based on class size.
Please see certification criteria and application for more information.

 
***Formal instructor training classes are appx 8 hours or more depending on specific needs and instructor backgrounds. They include both classroom and an on the beach sessions. Costs depend on the number of participants.
Note: Apprentices will need to work at the apprentice level until their experience moves them to the next level.

ALL CANDIDATES MUST MEET ALL OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR SURF INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION OTHER THAN THE PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT TO QUALIFY FOR CERTIFICATION.


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