ASI Instructors renew their Surfing Instructor qualifications each year.

The process: 

  • Login in to your member area on the ASI website
  • Complete the online renewal form and payment
  • Provide current copies of surf rescue and first aid certificates
  • Provide details of where you have worked as a surfing instructor 

ASI offers online surf rescue courses.  See Courses page. 

Renewal date:  
30 June.  (or 31 December for Australia & Asia)

USA. US$40
UK   GBP £30
Europe:  Euro € 35
Australia: AUD $55 
Asia: US$40


  • Issue of new instructor certificate valid for 12 months (from the date of your last expiry date)
  • Issue a new instructor ID Card, Eco friendly, put in your wallet   
  • ASI Membership
  • Multiple ASI instructor qualifications (e.g. stand up paddle, surfing, bodyboarding)

Note:  ID cards are posted from the ASI UK office.   Depending on where you live outside of the UK, the cards may take a few weeks to reach you. 

Refund Policy:
No refund is provided once renewal form has been submitted and processed.

Expired Instructor Certificates:
Due to COVID restrictions, the first year expired fee has been  WAIVED for renewals from 31 Dec 2020 and 30 June 2020.

Expired Certificate fee:
USA. US$40
UK   GBP £30
Europe:  Euro € 35
Australia: AUD $55 
Asia: US$40

Certificates expired by more than 12-24 months:  You dont need to do the whole course again.  Apply for update course.  See Courses page. 

Exemptions may apply.  Email ASI head office with your request

See the FAQ's page for Surfing instructor renewal.