USPA
Tandem Instructor
Rating Course Information


REQUIREMENTS FOR TAKING THE COURSE

1. You must complete both the manufacturers tandem rating course and the USPA Tandem Course. These are typically taught together. (see below for the manufacturer's course you will be taking.)
2. Current USPA membership
3. Hold a USPA Coach Rating, or higher
4. Tandem proficiency card required topics
signed off prior to the course
5. Class D license holder, or foreign equivalent, with 500-jumps (documented) similar to the AFFI prereqs.
6. A current Class 3 medical certificate


THE PROFICIENCY CARD

The Tandem proficiency card is in the back of the USPA Instructional Rating Manual (IRM). You need a current IRM and SIM for the course, (current means not older then 24 months.) The proficiency card serves as your rating application form.

If you already have an instructor's rating, the asterisks on the proficency card indicate sign-offs you will not need for this course. If not, all aspects of the proficiency card will be required during or prior to the course.

THE COURSE

The course consists of one day of classroom, ground, and in-air evaluations and an open book written exam. The complete USPA tandem course will take up to 3 days.

NOTES: (1) If you are taking a manufacturer specific Tandem Instructor Rating Course with me, I include the USPA Tandem course at no additonal cost to the candidate (you will be reposnible for the $50 tandem rating fee to USPA). (2) If you already have a manufacturer's tandem rating and are converting to a USPA tandem rating click here for details on the process..

COURSE FEES

If taking the TIRC as a separate item (i.e. you already hold a Tandem rating from the manufacturer), the course fee for the USPA tandem course is $150. This includes the instruction and ground and air evaluations. You will still be responsible for the jump tickets for all evaluation (tandem, six slots). If using CU's equipment it will be $40 rental per tandem jump. You also have the option to use your own gear.

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

COURSE SCHEDULE

DAY-1

1. Introductions and Paperwork
2. Tandem Equipment Familiarization
3.

Standard Tandem Procedures
Ground Briefing
Aircraft Procedures
Exit, Freefall, and Droguefall Procedures
Canopy Control and Landings
Emergency Procedures

4. Tandem jumps, if possible
5. Recap Day 1 Events

DAY-2

1. Emergency Procedures Review
2. Tandem Jumps as prescribed by the specific manufacturer
3. USPA Requirements
4. Recap Day 2 Events

DAY-3

1. Emergency Procedures Review
2. Complete all USPA and manufacturers requirements
3. Recap Day 3 Events

.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

Manufacturers' Tandem Courses: Vector/Sigma | Strong | Racer | Stunts



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