PSIA-AASI Central is the Central Division of Professional Ski Instructors of America – American Association of Snowboard Instructors, serving 3500+ teaching professional members in the Midwest through snowsports education, certification, & promotion.
Central Division members take great pride in their commitment to teaching excellence, sharing a primary focus on inspiring a lifelong passion for snowsports. Members use the education and tools provided by PSIA-AASI to drive a successful, rewarding career in snowsports instruction.
PSIA was founded in 1961 to develop a national standardized system for teaching people and to unify instructors throughout the country. Since then the ASEA has grown to include 29,000 members nationwide. We are a non-profit corporation with a 501 (c) (6) tax exempt status.
Central Division provides training, education, and certification for our members so that they employ in their teaching the most current standards and understanding of snowsports, safety measures, and quality teaching methodologies for all learning styles . We offer three levels of certification in four different disciplines: alpine, adaptive, nordic, and snowboarding. Our accreditation programs cover: freestyle, children, and seniors.
We offer a variety of educational events that range from teaching methodology, skiing/riding mechanics, movement analysis, cross-training/skills transfer, special needs, women specific events, racing, and children’s programs.