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ISIA Standards (new ones)

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Does anyone have the correct info on the new Isia standards to get the fabled ISIA Stamp?
Here in Oz, APSI members with level 2 or level 3 qualify for the stamp. However, we've been told that to qualify now for the stamp, you need to be able to instruct in a 2nd language, be certified in a 2nd discipline, and hold an avalanche/off piste guide qualification.
Oz ski schools are adhering to his and people are acquiring these skills to get their ISIA stamp.

However, in the US, it seems these requirements are unknown. Level 3 there is what you need for the stamp.

What is the european info on these standards? I looked on the ISIA website but couldn't find any mention of it.
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snowant, I'm in the process of doing my ISIA through BASI. This website give you the requirements http://www.basi.org.uk/courses/alp_isia.asp Let me know if there's anything else you want to know.
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
snowant, how about here?
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snowant, As far as I know PSIA Full Certs are not accepted in France at the moment. Generally, I don't think many US Instructors want to come here anyway, but I know a number of BASIs who've gone over the pond after failing various European exams.

The language qualification is absolutely vital in Europe. Personally I have no respect for any instructor working in Europe who isn't at least bilingual - it's part of the job. Shocked
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Another site here. It confirms the dual language requirement (under 2.1).
it mentions guiding off-piste on "marked" routes (see 2.2.4) - which seems a contradicton in terms - but I guess that means non-glacial intineraires?
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Nick Zotov, I think that means known off pistes routes (like, go to the Madesimo site, and check their map, there are two/three runs marked black/orange, those are off-piste, but are still marked).
As for the language requirement, the'd better specify which languages...
What about someone coming to the examinatino and claiming that
German and Austrian are two different language?
Or German and Swiss German?
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Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
You can work in France as an ISIA, but only as a stagaire with a ski registered to train stagaires. You will not be a fully fledged instructor until you have passed the Eurotest.
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