BECOME A IKO ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR 

Would you like to work as a kite board Instructor ? 
Take the Assistant Instructor Training Plus Course to start your career today ! This course is the first level towards a progressive career as an IKO Instructor.

HOW TO DO?

Candidates must register online via the IKO website  

Upon completion of payment for the course, candidates receive the Assistant Instructor Manual by email in PDF format. You can complete this training in a minimum of 5 days. 

Your trainer will evaluate your skills and verify if you meet the criteria at the end of your training. If you pass, your trainer will certify you as an IKO Assistant Instructor and you will be able to download your diploma, online.

PREREQUIESTS

  • Be at least 16 years old (candidates under 18 years old must obtain parental consent),

  • Be certified as an IKO Member Level 3N or have an equivalent level. To access the ITC, you have to demonstrate the requested skills during the AITC-Plus. To make sure your riding skills can be evaluated during the AITC-Plus, you can bring a video of you demonstrating these requested skills. This in case there is not enough wind during the course to perform the riding test.

  • Must be able to read and write

TASKS

  • Access to IKO Instructor Training Courses
  • Assist and supervise one Kiteboarder Level 2 and above
  • Assist any IKO Instructor/independent riders in launching/landing procedures
  • Assist IKO Instructors Level 2 and above in safety, circulation, organization and equipment setting
  • Work at IKO affiliated Kite centers
  • Manage the safety and organization of the spot
  • Manage the organization of equipment and its necessary maintenance
  • Manage rental for independent riders (equipment selection and set up/S.E.A. assessment)
  • Post personal profile information viewable on the general public website

​COST OF COURSE

The price of the course is divided in two parts : 
  1. $100 of IKO fee to use the course content of the on-line manual,  Assistant Instructor Training Course and 1 year of IKO membership. 

  2. The second part corresponds to the live training : $400 for the trainer
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COMMITMENTS

  • Respect and adhere to the Standards set by IKO.
  • Renew membership every year.

DURATION AND COMPLETION OF THE TRAINING 

Your trainer will evaluate your skills and verify if you meet the criteria at the end of your training. 

In this course, your IKO Certified Assistant Trainer will show you how to assist as a kite boarding Assistant Instructor under the supervision of an Instructor Level 2 (or higher). 
Your training will be divided into 3 parts : 
  1. Evaluation and improvement of your knowledge and riding skills 
  2. Theoretical lessons 
  3. Practical teaching situation
Your Assistant Trainer will help you uncover how an IKO affiliated Kite Center works thereby making you knowledgeable on how to: prepare, use and manage equipment properly; follow the fundamental safety principles; and much more. 

WHAT S NEXT ?

Do you want to work without supervision of an Instructor Level 2 and to unite your passion with your job ?

Then, you must become an Instructor Level 1 which is the next step to become an independent trainer and join a  Instructor Training Course (ITC), based on IKO kite board teaching methods, which are recognized as the international standard in kite board teaching. 

The ITC runs for 5-days at an IKO affiliated Center and is taught by an Examiner. An Examiner is a professional  who is in charge of your training, evaluation and certification as a new Instructor.