Instructors: Apprenticeship Courses

Level 1 Surfing Instructor

Complete practical on-the-job instruction experience, assessments and course requirements, under the guidance of an ASI Trainer at an ASI Instructor Training Centre.
The ASI trainer will organise your practical hours, check your written assessments as you progress though the course and provide assistance as required.
Ideal for students who:

  • Like to work with an ASI Trainer
  • Require some flexibility in completing your qualification
  • Complete all course requirements within 6 weeks 

Complete course work:

  • Complete written assessments.
  • Complete practical on-the-job instruction experience (25 hours), as organised by your Trainer.
  • Demonstrate intermediate surfing skill: perform a bottom turn with spray, cut-back and re-entry with your trainer.
  • Provide 1 x surfing photo performing a cutback.
  • Provide current copies of surf rescue and first aid certificates.
  • Provide identification and headshot photo.

Completed over a period of up to 6 weeks.
Includes 25 hours practical on the job instruction experience and approx. 1-2 hours theory per week (feedback sessions and homework). 
However, you have 12 months to complete all course requirements allowing you to work at your own pace. 

The process: 

  1. Contact an ASI Trainer  at an  ASI Instructor Training Centre 
  2. Confirm the Trainer has availability.
  3. Complete online enrolment form and payment - list the trainers name on enrolment form.
  4. We post your training manuals to you.
  5. Complete training, with the trainer signing your Assessment and Competency Record Book.
  6. Email or post your completed Assessment and Competency Record Book to ASI. 

Offered for:  Level 1 Surfing Instructor

Countries available:  Australia, UK 

Additional course information and requirements:  
Please read prior to enrolling. course information and requirements

Training manuals
12 months ASI membership


ENROL - Australia

Apprenticeship: AUD$420
Includes certification, training manuals and 12 months membership


Apprenticeship: GBP £260
Includes certification, training manuals and 12 months membership