Ratings Currency and Revalidation

Ratings Currency and Revalidation

After much delay, a ratings currency program has been implemented and finalised that all members carrying a CSPA coach 1 and above rating will be expected to adhere to. There are many reasons to bring this beyond the current self policing program as the CSPA aims to be in a position to recapture lost Sport Canada funding in the years to come and because it’s the smart thing to do.

The program put in place will add a simple level of responsibility that will aid in protecting not only our participants, but the general public who may be coming to a DZ near you to learn the art of skydiving.

An online submission capability is available that will allow active CSPA participants to submit their revalidation form; this method does not require online renewal of your affiliation. The actual form signed by an SSE will not be submitted in this case; but the expectation is that this signed form will be retained for the season in case a random request from CSPA is made or an employing DZO wishes to view it.

Those with expired memberships or who do not want to submit online will need to submit the required form via mail/fax.

You will find that those who failed to meet the requirements for currency in a given year are able to get back to being current with minimal hoops to jumps through to demonstrate currency.

COACH 1 (C1)

  • Annual - After certifying your C1 rating, each year you must perform:
    • 10 coach 1 coaching contacts, in air or on ground.
    • 25 skydives
  • Revalidation requirement up to 5 years:
    • Complete an evaluation jump with a certified Coach 2. The evaluation jump is to be the same as the evaluation jump in the C1 portfolio.
  • Revalidation requirement after 5 years:
    • Complete the final evaluation jump from the C1 course with a certified C1 CF.
    • Pass the C1 written exam.

COACH 2 (C2)

 Maintaining Coach 2 currency will also maintain Coach 1 currency

  • Annual - After certifying your C2 rating, each year you must
    • Perform 10 C2 freefall contacts with a solo, A or B CoP certificate holder.  A minimum of (x5) jumps must be with a 1:1 solo or A
    • Complete 25 jumps
  • Revalidation requirement up to 5 years:
    • Complete an evaluation jump with a certified Coach 2. The evaluation jump is to be the same as the evaluation jump in the C2 portfolio.
  • Revalidation requirement after 5 years:
    • Complete the final evaluation jump from the C2 course with a certified C2 CF.
    • Pass the C2 written exam.

JUMP MASTER (JM) and JUMP MASTER RESTRICTED (JMR)**

  • Annual - After certifying your JM rating, each year you must
    • Dispatch 10 student, 5 of which must be IAD or S/L
    • IF JM restricted, dispatch 10 freefall students
    • Complete 25 jumps
  • Revalidation requirement up to 5 years
    • Dispatch 2 non-first jump IAD or SL students under direct supervision of certified JM.
    • If JM restricted, dispatch 2 freefall students under the direct supervision of a certified JM.
  • Revalidation requirement after 5 years
    • Complete final evaluation jump from JM course with a certified JM CF.
    • If JM restricted, complete an evaluation dispatch with a certified JM CF.
    • Pass written exam.

**The JM (Restricted) rating does not allow for the JM to dispatch IAD/SL students. All other privileges of the JM are retained.

GROUND CONTROL RADIO (GCI)

  • Annual - After certifying your GCI rating, each year you must :
    • Conduct ground control for 10 students
  • Revalidation requirement up to 5 years
    • Conduct 2 ground controls under direct supervision of a certified GCI
  • Revalidation requirement after 5 years
    • Complete full GCI portfolio issued by a certified GCI CF.
    • Maximum 6 months to complete.

SKYDIVING SCHOOL INSTRUCTOR (SSI)

  • Annual - After certifying your SSI rating, each year you must
    • Teach one complete first jump course
  • Revalidation requirement up to 5 years
    • Teach one complete first jump course under the direct supervision of a Certified SSI.
  • Revalidation requirement after 5 years
    • Complete full SSI portfolio issued by a certified SSI CF.
    • Maximum 6 months to complete.

SKYDIVING SCHOOL EXAMINER (SSE)

  • Annual - After certifying your SSE rating, each year you must
    • Administer 1 CoP
  • Revalidation requirement up to 5 years
    • Administer 1 CoP under the direct supervision of an SSE
  • Revalidation requirement after 5 years
    • Complete the full SSE portfolio

PROGRESSIVE FREEFALL INSTRUCTOR (PFFI)

 Maintaining PFF Currency will also maintain both Coach 2 & Coach 1 Currency

  • Annual - After certifying your PFFI rating, each year you must :
    • Perform 10 PFF Jumps
    • Complete 50 skydives
  • Revalidation requirement up to 5 years
    • Complete 10 PFF jumps under the supervision of a certified PFFI, the first 5 must be 2:1.
  • Revalidation requirement after 5 years
    • Complete 2 evaluation jumps with a certified PFFI CF.
    • Pass written exam

COURSE FACILITATOR (CF)

  • Complete a minimum of 50 jumps a year
  • Teach each course the CF is rated for at least once in a 2 year period.
  • Maintain currency in the rating being taught.

EXHIBITION JUMP RATING (EJR)

  • Complete a minimum of 50 jumps a year
  • 10 of which must have been within 5 metres of a designated target, using a main parachute which meets the wing loading and performance characteristics of the parachute intended for use on any exhibition jumps.