HOW TO become a certified IKO Kiteboard Instructor
1. Make sure you meet the prerequisites. You must be:
- over 18 years old
- a Level 3 kiteboarder (e.g. go upwind, do jumps, ride toe side and land a few rotation jumps)
- able to understand, speak, and write in English. The whole course is in English and you will be using weather, equipment, and teaching terminology.
2. Become an Assistant Instructor
(If you are allready an Assistant Instructor, skip this step)
-Attend the Assistant-Instructor-Course-Plus that will take place here at Surf Club Keros on between 17-21 of May, 2017. The cost of the course is 500 $ US. Here you will learn the basics of IKO mentality, lesson preparation, and how an IKO school operates. After this you will be able to teach up to IKO Level 1b (all the landbased teaching and theory).
This course is an Assistant Instructor Course PLUS, which means that if you are a valid IKO instructor Level 2, you can take part in this course, and get liscenced to certify Assistant Instructors yourself.
3. Have a First Aid Certificate.
If you don't have a First Aid Certificate you have 2 choices:
-Attend the 1-day First Aid Course that will take place here at Surf Club Keros on the 23rd of May, 2017. The cost of the course is 160 $ US.
-Get one up to 1 day before the course (you will have to present it to your examiner before the course starts). IKO accepts many First Aid certificates such as Lifeguard first aid, PADI, Red Cross, etc. IKO cannot accept First Aid certificates done online.
4. Attend the Instructors Training Course
Once you have completed all of the above steps, you can attend the IKO Instructors Training Course in order to become a Level 1 instructor. In order to attend the course will have to fill in the ITC_candidate_waiverform_EN_water and send it to us signed and scanned. Then, to finalize your participation you will have to make a downpayment of 50% of the total cost (You will get our bank details by email, the amount is non-refundable). Once you have finalized your participation, your Examiner will send you pre-ITC material to start your preperation. You will also have to take a pre-ITC test online.
The course duration is 6 days and you will cover teaching theory, kite equipment and safety systems, boat rescue, practical teaching, meteorology, and much more.
During the course you will be asked to demonstrate your riding skills. Use of kite equipment is free for use during the course and the hours of the course. ITC candidates get a 50% discount for rental outside course use (eg if you want to go riding a few days before or after the course, or during the break).
The cost of the course is 890 $US. All prices are IKO recommended prices.