IKO Kitesurf Instructor

Take part in our ITC and become certified by the International Kiteboarding Organization and get the chance to travel around the world and work as a kitesurf instructor!
You can do it here at Surf School Tortuga ,Sarafovo ,Bulgaria.

Book your place for our IKO INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSE on May 23 - June 1, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why should I apply? 
You should apply because you can start teaching immediately after the course, easily pay off the cost (it only takes 2-3 lessons to cover the cost), and start looking for job opportunities all over the world, posted on the IKO website. Like we say the IKO Diplom OPEN the door to the world of kitesurfing.

Who is it for? 
The course refers to people who are already competent in kitesurfing.  Whether you have never tought before, or are already teaching using your own methods, the IKO ITC will provide you with the appropriate tools and methodology to teach professionally and safely, increasing customer satisfaction.  
The IKO ITC will also open the door to a big list of job openings throughout the world, so dust of that globe atlas, and let the adventure beggin!

How to apply? 
Just click the big button below to fill in our enquiry form and we’ll get back to you with details and application confirmation.
It’s quick and easy.

Apply for the Instructor IKO Training Course» Download - PDF (mail to info@surfpm.com)

How to participate in the training?

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)
- be 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. Be or Become an Assistant Instructor
- If you are all ready have an Assistant Instructor Diplom - you can skip this step.
- Attend the Assistant-Instructor-Course-Plus that will take place here at Surf School Tortuga on between 23th May - 27th  May, 2017.
The cost of the course is - 500.00 $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.
Download Candidate Application Form

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 School Tortuga on the 22nd of May, 2017.  
The cost of the course is 60.00 $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 Waiver Form 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 5 days - 28th May - 1st June 2017 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 890.00 $US.
All prices are IKO recommended prices.

Apply for the Instructor IKO Training Kitesurf Course»
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