"A" CoP

"A" CoP

Introduction

The "A" CoP is the first level in the Certificate of Proficiency recognized internationally.

The holder of a Class A Certificate of Proficiency may:

  • Participate in 2 way 1:1 relative work with a B CoP holder experienced in that discipline (minimum of 100 jumps and Coach 2 approval). (Note: with an additional three jumps coached by a Coach 2, A CoP holders may jump with another A CoP holder who also has the additional three coached jumps. Both must demonstrate safe separation and approaches, and have Coach 2 approval for each jump.)
  • Participate in intentional night and water jumps, once briefed and signed off by an SSE as per section 3.17 (PIM 1).
  • Verify by signature and CoP #, witnessed jumps by other certified skydivers
  • Participate at Provincial and National Competitions (in qualified disciplines).

Note: Prior to participating in 2-way formation skydiving the individual must be in possession of the A CoP.

Prerequisites

 

TASK SIGNING OFFICER
Freefall Proficiency  
  • Performed in freefall, a back-loop, front-loop and barrel roll on the same jump.

C1, CDC

C2
Sport Canopy Endorsement A  
C2, C3-CP
  • Completed 10 self-guided, stand-up, safe, accuracy landings to within 30m of the target
C1, CDC
  • Conduct the “sweet spot” drill (above 2000 ft.)
C2, C3-CP
  • Demonstrate flat turns of more than 90 degrees (above 2000 ft.)
C1, C3-CP
  • Demonstrate a 360º front riser turn (above 2000 ft.)
C1, CDC
  • Demonstrate a 360º rear riser turn (above 2000 ft.)
C1, CDC
  • Demonstrate a canopy stall and recovery with toggles (above 2000 ft.)
C2, C3-CP
  • Demonstrate a rear riser flare (above 2000 ft.)
C2, C3-CP
  • Demonstrate a canopy stall and recovery with rear risers (above 2000 ft.)
C2, C3-CP
  • Demonstrate harness turns of more than 90 degrees
C2, C3-CP
  • Demonstrate a crosswind landing in winds greater than 7mph
C2, C3-CP
  • Demonstrate a landing in no wind conditions
C2, C3-CP
  • Demonstrate low turn recovery (above 2000 ft.)
C2, C3-CP
Technical Knowledge  
JM, C2, SSI
RA, JM, SSI, C2
  • Achieved a pass mark of a least 80% (and corrected to 100%) on a written exam administered by a CSPA SSE
SSE
Other Requirements  
  • Completed 25 jumps and accumulated 10 min FF time

SSE

Evaluations

The evaluations for this CoP are completed by the Signing Officer listed for the appropriate task. These requirements must be witnessed and signed in the logbook by the Coach/Instructor who has the proper rating. During processing of the application, the logbook entries are reviewed with special attention being paid to the specific practical qualifications for this certificate.

Practical Skills

All practical skills for this certificate must be achieved prior to writing the "A" CoP exam.

Endorsements

The endorsements required for this certificate are:

These endorsements will be tested by either written testing, verbal questioning and/or practical testing, or a combination of these.

All endorsements for this certificate must be obtained prior to writing the "A" CoP exam.

If your log book does not have an endorsement card, you can obtain one here.

Technical Knowledge

The technical knowledge evaluated for this CoP is done during the written examination. Please check the study guide for this CoP to help with exam preparation.