USPA
AFF Instructor
Rating Course Information


REQUIREMENTS FOR TAKING THE COURSE

1. 18 years or older
2. Current USPA membership
3. Hold a current USPA coach or instructor rating from another discipline (IAD, S.L or USPA Tandem)
4. One year as a USPA coach or 500-jumps
C-license or foreign equivalent
5. Logged and signed six hours of freefall time
6. USPA AFF proficiency card with required topics signed off prior to the course
7. Bring with you a current (not over 24 months since publication) SIM and IRM. These can be ordered from www.uspa.org


THE PROFICIENCY CARD

The AFF proficiency card is in the back of the IRM. This card needs to be signed off in the required areas before the course starts! If you are already an instructor you can skip the topics that are marked with a "*". The first thing you should do if you consider taking the course is look at the proficiency card to see what needs to be done prior to the course. It may take some time to complete the signatures on the card. Some topics will get signed during the course by the course director. This is all marked on the card itself and is pretty much self-explanatory.

THE WRITTEN TEST

One of the requirements to complete the Coach course is taking a written exam and scoring at least 80 percent. The questions for this exam and answer sheet are in the back of the IRM. It is an open book test and forces you to read through the IRM and SIM and is required to be completed prior to the start of the course.

THE COURSE

DAY-1
1. Introduction and overview of the course
2. History and Concept of the AFF Program
3. Integrated Student Program (ISP) Category A through C
4. Evaluation Category C Demonstration and Procedures
5. Briefing on Air-Skills Evaluation Sheet
6. Category C Practice Jumps (up to 4-jumps with video if possible)

NOTE: During the practice jumps the Levels of Response are incorporated and exit techniques are recommended for the candidates. This is done using a crawl, walk, run philosophy for the jumps and debriefs need to be structured for better understanding.

DAY-2

1. Integrated Student Program (ISP) Category D through H
2. "Students at Play" Video (1 hour)
3. Actual Evaluation Jumps Video (approximately 1.5 hours)
4. Category C Practice Jumps (up to 4-jumps with video if possible)
5. Complete Other Classroom Requirements (i.e. exits and problem solving)

DAY-3


1. Evaluation Category D Demonstration and Procedures
2. Category D Practice Jumps (up to 4-jumps with video if possible)
3. Demonstration of Category D Ground Training Session (Ground Prep)
4. Conduct Pre-Evaluation Briefing

DAY-4
Or Until Complete


1. Additional Practice Jumps (if necessary or required)
2. Evaluation of Ground Training Sessions and Jumps
3. Conduct End of Course Review

REQUIREMENTS TO PASS THE COURSE
Score satisfactory in:

1. Cat. C evaluation jump main side
2. Cat C evaluation jump reserve side
3. Cat D evaluation jump
4. Cat. C ground preparation
5. Cat. D ground preparation

COURSE FEESSE FEES

The course fee is $475 per candidate. This cost covers the training fee and evaluator fees. Expenses of the examiner will be split evenly among all candidates. Candidates are also responsible fot their slots plus all slots for evaluators and videographers. USPA charges a $50 rating fee. This must be sent in with the rating application.

You will also be responsible for the Course Examiner's travel, transportation on-site, and lodging (to be determined).

THE PRE-COURSE

This is not required because practice jumps are an integral part of the course itself. If a candidate wishes to schedule a pre-course prior to any AFFIRC the fees are $150.00, per day, up to two candidates.

COURSE REGISTRATION
AND PAYMENT

1. Download the registration form and email, fax or mail it to us.
2. Go to our payment page and choose an option



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