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Ski Resort Workers

Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

Entry-level jobs such as clerks, wait staff, and ski lift operators do not require certification. However, you must be certified to qualify as a professional ski or snowboard instructor. Certification is provided by the Professional Ski Instructors of America–American Association of Snowboard Instructors. Certification consists of skill tests, further education, and on-the-job experience. Satisfactory completion of a certification exam is also required. Ski instructors must be re-certified every one to two years, depending on the region in which they teach. 

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