IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) Level One ITC Course.

Kiteboarding Instructor Training Course

  • Duration: 5-days (approx 40 hours)
  • Location: Kanaha Beach, Maui, Hawaii USA
  • Host School: Action Sports Maui

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The ITC Course is the worlds most popular kiteboarding instructor training course. The IKO certification is recognized around the world. Trainees provide their own personal kiteboarding equipment, lunches, and transportation. Spaces are limited, so book early. Course costs include an IKO Instructor Manual, IKO Kiteboarder Manual, and Certificate (upon graduation). A $200 pre-registration fee is required to book this course. The 50 percent of the fee is payable once the  course is confirmed, the balance is due 30 days prior course commencement date. The AITC Assistant Course is a mandatory Prerequisite for this Course. The Instructor Manual is only available on the first day of the course. There will be a practical riding skills test. IKO Assistant level course is a pre-requisite. It is recommended that candidates log some hours assisting at an IKO school. *Candidates may be required after the course to do shadowing hours of IKO L2 instructors teaching lessons, to meet the requirements. If you are interested in this course but do not yet have all the prerequisites, let us know and we will be able to assist you and advise you on how to meet the requirements.

IKO Instructor Level 1, (ITC) prerequisites:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Kiteboard for more than 12 months, and a minimum of 6 months at IKO level N3 (upwind riding, jumping & other skills).
  • Have a strong riding level, including be able to perform jumps with grabs, controlled turns, switch (toe-side) riding
  • Be able to ride confidently and safely between other riders.
  • Have completed an IKO Assistant Instructor Certification course (AITC now mandatory)
  • Have a current, valid MFA “First aid & CPR” certificate.
  • Have a powerboat license, a boat safety course certificate.
  • Complete the IKO 6 Pre-ITC online training courses and pass the 6 tests 70%.

IKO Training: IKO Instructor training course 5 days

  • Safety
  • Practical environment
  • Analysis
  • Technique
  • Teaching psychology
  • Teaching in live situation
  • Student certification
  • Communication

IKO Certification: By the end of the 5 days course, an instructor will be able to:

  • Pass the Pre-Course study tests on theoretical knowledge.
  • Provide the appropriate equipment to his student and adapt it.
  • Develop communication and teaching techniques that allow the students to understand and perform the required task.
  • Recognize and manage the mental state of his student.
  • Evaluate his students before the lesson.
  • Evaluate the reason for failure of the student and provide information to help him improve.
  • Manage his teaching area and anticipate the dangers (obstacles, passer-by, other students and instructors).
  • Teach the proper use of safety equipment.
  • Perform rescues for students & other ocean users (if necessary).
  • Self evaluate his professional weakness and strength after having taught in live situation.
  • As observer during a teaching live situation, identify an instructor candidate’s professional weakness or strength.
  • Describe the key point of an exercise to enable the student to do it.
  • Certify a student with the Kiteboarder card.
  • Deal with own stress tiredness.
  • Be a good role model.
  • Obtain a minimum rate of 70% at the final written exam.

An IKO instructor level 1 is qualified to:

  • Teach kiteboarding with a ratio of maximum 2 kites/4 students simultaneously.
  • Teach kiteboarding following IKO standards.
  • Certify students up to IKO kiteboarder level 3.
  • Teach recreational power kite to maximum 6 students simultaneously.

For More Info go to the  Kiteboarding Instructor Career Path Page