Instructional Ratings Courses
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Skydive Dubai’s ratings courses can take you from weekend warrior to professional skydiver.
Start with your coach rating, work your way up to AFF instructor, and then get your Sigma tandem rating, all at Skydive Dubai.
Requirements For Taking The Course
- 18 years or older
- Current USPA membership
- Hold a current USPA coach or instructor rating from another discipline (IAD, S.L or USPA Tandem)
- One year as a USPA coach or 500-jumps D-license or foreign equivalent
- Logged and signed six hours of freefall time
- USPA AFF proficiency card with required topics signed off prior to the course
- Bring with you a current (not over 24 months since publication) SIM and IRM. These can be ordered from www.uspa.org
The AFF proficiency card is in the back of the IRM. This card needs to be signed off in the required areas before the course starts! If you are already an instructor you can skip the topics that are marked with a "*". The first thing you should do if you consider taking the course is look at the proficiency card to see what needs to be done prior to the course. It may take some time to complete the signatures on the card. Some topics will get signed during the course by the course director. This is all marked on the card itself and is pretty much self-explanatory.
One of the requirements to complete the Coach course is taking a written exam and scoring at least 80 percent. The questions for this exam and answer sheet are in the back of the IRM. It is an open book test and forces you to read through the IRM and SIM and is required to be completed prior to the start of the course.
The Proficiency Card
The AFF proficiency card is in the back of the IRM. This card needs to be signed off in the required areas before the course starts! If you are already an instructor you can skip the topics that are marked with a "*". It may take some time to complete the signatures on the card. The course director will sign some topics during the course.
The Written Test
One of the requirements to complete the AFFIRC is taking a written exam and scoring at least 80 %. The questions for this exam and answer sheets are in the back of the IRM. It is an open book test.
Normally it takes four days (4) to complete (if English is the primary language spoken) The course includes subjects from the Integrated Student Program (ISP), Evaluation Category C Demonstration and Procedures, Briefing on Air-Skills Evaluation Sheet, Category C Practice Jumps, Integrated Student Program (ISP) Category D through H, Other Classroom Requirements (i.e. exits and problem solving), Evaluation Category D Demonstration and Procedures, Category D Practice Jumps, Demonstration of Category D Ground Conduct Pre-Evaluation Briefing, Evaluation of Ground Training Sessions and Jumps, and the end of Course Review
Requirements to pass the course:
Score satisfactory for:
- Category C ground preparation
- Category D ground preparation
- Category C evaluation jump main side
- Category C evaluation jump reserve side
- Category D evaluation jump
For the course you need a current (not older than 24 months) SIM and IRM. These can be ordered from USPA. (or SIM can be downloaded free of charge from www.uspa.org)
Nature Of The Course
This course teaches effective methods for training adults to skydive. Candidates learn to apply those methods to a restricted portion of the USPA Integrated Student Program The non-method specific portions of the skydiving first jump coursegroup freefall skills in categories F-H
- Typically three full days (longer if English is not the primary language).
- Current USPA membership
- Minimum of 100 jumps
- Coach proficiency card required topics signed off prior to the course
The Coach proficiency card is in the back of the USPA Instructional Rating Manual (IRM). You need a current IRM and SIM for the course. ("Current" means your copy of the manuals must not be older then 24 months.) The proficiency card serves as your rating application form after you have completed all portions of the USPA Coach course. Take a look at the proficiency card and you will see that some items need to be signed off prior to the course. Many topics on the card will be signed off during the course by either the coach examiner or by your evaluator.