If you failed the Pro course (ATC or ITC), it means that you did not meet the requirements to pass the course and that you are not ready to follow an internship yet. This decision is final and up to the Assistant Trainer's or Examiner's judgement with confirmation of the Training Department for special cases. Note that none of the fees are refundable.
If you wish to make a new attempt, first of all ensure that the reason of your failure allows you to do another ATC or ITC (if you are not sure, please directly ask to the IKO Office). You will then need to attend another event. To find a Pro course event, you can search on the Training Calendar. Once you find the course that you want to join, contact the IKO Office at email@example.com to book your course. Be aware that the IKO fees are only going to be $90 USD for your second attempt.
Candidates with internship have the option to continue their training alongside an Instructor Level 2 or higher until they reach a satisfactory level. Look for the Internship Guide in the files section of your profile.
How to print my Diploma?
Go to your profile and look for the training section.
Click on the round icon on the right with an arrow pointing down in it and then to allow pop-ups from IKO site to open the diploma, See.
When and where are the next IKO Pro-Training Courses (ATC / ITC/ IEC) organized?
All IKO ATC/ ITCs / IECs are listed on the Training Calendar. Check it regularly for future training dates and locations. The training calendar is updated as soon as new trainings are confirmed.
Who should I contact to enroll in a Pro-training Course (ATC /ITC/ IEC)?
Go to the Training Calendar and book your course online you can also contact the ATC/ITC/IEC Organizer directly to sign up for a course. Contact details can be found on the Training Calendar. Candidates provide all required documents like CPR and Candidate waiver to the Organizer, not the IKO.
What can I do to become a Level 2 Instructor?
IKO Instructors have to log the students they have taught along with teaching hours.
To do so, login to your account ; go to the tab "My Students" and click on “Certification”.
Then click on the ‘+Kiteboarder’ and fill in your student’s details.
You can see how many students and hours you have logged by going to the tab “My Students” and clicking on “Feedback”, it will be displayed in the table at the top.
Once 35 students and at least 280 teaching hours are logged, Instructors can apply for the online Exam to become Level 2 Instructor.Find more information about Level 2 instructor and enroll for the course.
Will I receive a diploma at the end of the training course?
Candidates do not receive a diploma at the end of a training but a completion certificate. The diploma is available from the training section in the profile after the member receives the certification (i.e when internship hours and other requirements are completed).
Why is my account not showing the correct level/qualification?
Certification is an automatic process yet it might take a few days until the IKO receives the results of your training, which are necessary to validate your new qualification. You should receive a confirmation message in "My Message" section located in your account within a few days.In case a course or eCourse is still missing after a week, please send a message using the help topic "You Are a Member".
How do I earn IKO Training Hours and where do they display in my profile?
Training Hours can be earned through:
eCourses (each course is worth up to 12 training hours upon completion)
Training as an (Assistant) Instructor.
You can view your total training hours in your account in the section "My Trainings."If for some reason training hours don’t show in your account within a few days of completing a qualifying activity, please contact us by sending a message using the topic "You are a Member".
How long is the IKO Instructor diploma valid for?
The IKO Instructor diploma is valid for one year. Instructors must renew membership annually to have a valid diploma again.
What MFA or CPR courses are accepted by (the) IKO?
First aid/CPR training teaches essential life saving skills that are considered vital for all IKO Instructors.
Any live teaching, including hands on training with a CPR mannequin and drowning rescue is accepeted. The training should be attested by a diploma.
IKO usually offers MFA training courses before each ITC.
IKO will not accept Online MFA / CPR.
The MFA / CPR is considered valid when it has been completed within a period of 2 years.
Must I take part in competitions before becoming an IKO Instructor?
This is not necessary. IKO Instructors must have mastered all IKO Kiteboarder Levels upto Level 4 kiteboarder so they are able to analyze problems of trainees then find and implement solutions.
I am certified by another organization. What can I do to become IKO Instructor?
You can follow a 3-day equivalency course or join the 5-day ITC course to qualify as an IKO Instructor. Check the prerequisites (level required) by clicking here, and also review the Training Calendar for ITC/IEC training dates and locations.
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