USPA
Instructor Examiner
Rating Course Information


REQUIREMENTS FOR TAKING THE COURSE

1. Current USPA or FAI membership
2. Hold any USPA instructional rating
3. Have the course materials prior to the start date of the course


THE PROFICIENCY CARD

You will need a current IRM and SIM for the course. ("Current" means your copy of the manuals must not be older the 24 months.) To order course materials visit www.uspa.org for the SIM and IRM.

THE WRITTEN TEST

One of the requirements to complete the IERC is taking a written exam prior to the course and scoring of 100 percent. The questions for this exam and answer sheet are in the back of the IRM.

THE COURSE

The course starts on the scheduled first day at 8:00 a.m. with verification of the requirements (outlined above) so bring your membership/instructor card and logbook if necessary. The course is conducted over three-days (see schedule below) with classroom presentations, video analysis, and motor skills evaluations. To be successful each candidate must score satisfactory on two-directed teaching sections (classroom presentations), one-motor skills (practical exercise), and one1-video skill analysis. Each candidate must score 100 percent on the USPA written exam. This is open book and must be completed prior to the start of the course. The questions are in the IRM and the SIM.

NOTE: You must be prepared to teach a non-skydiving subject of your choice on the afternoon of Day 1.

COURSE FEES

The Instructor Examiner Course training fee is $300.00 per person. The USPA rating fee is $100.00 and will be paid with your proficiency card upon completion of all requirements.

NOTE: The candidates are also responsible for the Examiner's travel, transportation on-site, and lodging during the course.

COURSE SCHEDULE

DAY-1

1. Introduction, registration, and overview of the course
2. The USPA rating structure, IRM, and SIM layout
3. Presentation techniques
4. Evaluation methods
5. Classroom presentations (non-skydiving related)
6. Daily recap, reading and lesson plan assignments

DAY-2

1. Facilitation methods
2. Psychology: The Cycle of Success
3. Situational leadership
4. Skill analysis
5. Classroom presentations (candidate-led)
6. Daily recap, reading and lesson plan assignments

DAY-3

1. Responsibilities of the S&TA and the IE
2. The role of the Instructor Examiner (pre-course, in-course, and post-course)
3. Ground and air skills evaluation forms
4. Conflict resolution
5. Classroom presentations (motor skills)
6. Course recap and final interviews


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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