- Be 18 years old
- USPA membership
- Hold or have held a USPA Instructional rating (Coach or higher)
- Hold the USPA C-license. USPA requires all rating course candidates to hold a USPA license. We can help with the USPA license application if needed.
- Have the pre-requisites on the USPA IAD Proficiency card signed off.
You need to have a current SIM and IRM for the course. (current = not older then 24 months) These can be ordered from USPA.
The Proficiency Card:
The Static-Line/IAD Proficiency Card is in the IRM.
If you are a Coach you need to complete number 1-8 prior to the course and bring logbook entries to the course so that the course director can verify that you have completed 10 coach jumps.
If you already are a USPA instructor in another discipline, you only need to complete number 1 – 3 and number 5.
The written exam:
The exams you have to do for this course are the General Instructor test and the IAD Instructor test. All candidates must complete the written test prior to attending the course. For those who show up without the test completed ,or do not score at least 80 % on the first test, a 100 % score will be required on the test that is taken during the course.
The course starts with a full day of classroom.
On the second and third day you will get evaluated on ground training and on IAD jumpmaster skills.
Requirements to pass the course:
- Demonstrate satisfactory knowledge of IAD rigging procedures
- Complete a satisfactory Category B ground training
- Complete a satisfactory Category D freefall and canopy training (Coach rating holders only)
- Complete a satisfactory Category D evaluation jump (Coach rating holders only)
- Score satisfactory on jumpmastering 2 IAD students including the competence to spot
- Demonstrate the competence to gear up and check the student
- Pass the written IRM exam with at least 80 %
Lenght of the course:
The length of the course depends on the size of the group. Usually it takes 2-3 days to complete a full course