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, SUP Istructor, and Surf Dog 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 and the self study program are now online. You can become provisionally apprentice certified with no previous history of giving lessons by only completing the self study. This level is only good for one year. Full instructor certification requires both the online class and the self study. Each has an examinaton.
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To be eligible to attend instructor and above level certification courses, instructors must have completed their self study course and submitted it prior to enrolling in the online class. Higher level certifications require an additional self study training program.
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT Chairman Bruce Gabrielson
 
Note: There is an additional fee to take the final class. Group personal classes can be arranged as well.
Please see certification criteria and application for more information.

 
***Formal instructor online training classes are appx 5-6 hours or more depending on specific needs.
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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