IKO instructor training course in Tarifa

If you want to turn your passion for kitesurf into a profession, you can become an IKO instructor.

IKO - International Kiteboarding Organization - offers a reliable and professional training program. IKO certification known worldwide. Once you finish your training you have acquired and developed knowledge to teach kitesurf professionally and safely.

The program includes exercises with real students and theory lessons. After finishing the course you are qualified as an IKO instructor level 1 and able to work as an instructor in a kitesurfing school. IKO has trained instructors since 2001, it operates in 39 countries and currently has hundreds of affiliated centers around the world.

Once you become part of the IKO network you'll have access to a whole range of jobs worldwide.

  • Requirements and benefits
  • AITC Assintant instructor training course
  • First aid course
  • ITC instructor course

Requirements and benefits of the IKO instructor course

In the following part you'll find all the requirements for entering an instructor training course and all the benefits you'll get after finishing the course. If you need help or more information, contact us and we will help you throughout the whole application process.

Requirements:

− Be at least 18 years old.
− Be a certified IKO Kiteboarder Level 4 or equivalent level (jump and grab, ride toe-side, ride upwind,
recover the board in deep water, complete a rider recovery while body dragging, make a self-rescue
in deep water, self-launch, which are all evaluated during the ITC). To make sure their riding skills
can be evaluated during the ITC, candidates can bring a video demonstrating the requested skills.
This is in case there is not enough wind during the course to perform the riding test.
− Have a valid IKO Assistant Instructor certification.
− Have a valid First Aid and CPR certification.
− Pass the Assistant exam online with a minimum score of 70%.
− Must be able to read, write and speak fluently in the language of the course.
− Consent to the IKO Waiver Form.


Benefits:
-Access to professional zone of the website
-Buy products with special prices
-Access to job offers
-Publish your professional profile
-Announce in job searching section

Prices and dates of IKO Instructor Training Course

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IKO kitesurf instructor course - Assintant instructor

AITC - Assistant Instructor Training Course
Assistant instructor training course is one of the requirements for ITC instructor course. It is a professional kiteboarding course created and developed by IKO to access the Kitesurf Instructor Course (ITC) or to learn more about safety, rescue skills and to acquire additional theoretical knowledge such as meteorology, tides, equipment maintenance, aerodynamics, rules of right of way, international signs, etc., which makes it a multi-purpose course for all kitesurfers and future instructors.
If you have already done an AITC assistant course in another IKO center, you must bring the assigned ID number of IKO with you. If you still do not have this course you can do it with us a few days before the ITC course. The AITC course lasts approximately 5 days and will take place at our kitesurf school in Tarifa. The price is € 450 with certificate, IKO membership fees and manual included.


Duration of the course:
The course lasts 5 days, with a duration of 8 hours per day, from 10 a.m. at approximately 7 p.m.

Study material provided by the school:
-Assistant instructor manual
-IKO ID number and login as a member of IKO

Place and price:
The course is organized in our kite school in Tarifa. The price is 450 euros.

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IKO kitesurf instructor course - First aid

Medic First Aid
The first aid course is one the requirements for ITC kitesurf instructor course. If you have already completed a first aid course, you have to bring the certificate with you. For the course to be valid you had to have completed it less than 2 years ago, otherwise you have to redo it. In this case or if you haven't done the course at all, it is available in our school 1 day before the ITC course is scheduled. The first aid course is approximately 6 hours and has a price of 100 euros with certificate and manual included.

Duration of the course:
The course is approximately 6 hours, from 9:30am to 3:30pm.

Study material provided by the school:
-First aid manual
-First aid card

Place and price:
The course is organized in our kite school in Tarifa. The price is 100 euros.

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IKO kitesurf instructor course - Instructor course

ITC - Instructor Training Course
The ITC is a professional course created and developed by IKO to train candidates as instructors and instructors of kitesurfing. The IKO Kitesurf monitor ITC course is the last stage of your training course as a kitesurf instructor. After completing this course you will obtain your Level 1 diploma and you will be able to work as a certified kiteboarding instructor in many countries around the world or also open your own school. The ITC course lasts 5 days and will take place at our kitesurf school in Tarifa. The price of this training course is € 750 with certificate, IKO membership fees and manual included.

Duration of the course:
The course lasts approximately 5 days, from 9.30 a.m. to 7 p.m. With the possibility of extending 1 more day in case the wind is not suitable.

Study material provided by the school:
Before and during the course:
- Pre-ITC Instructor manual in electronic format
- ITC manual in English

After passing the course:
- IKO Level 1 Instructor Diploma
- 1 year of IKO partner
- Access to job offers for kitesurf instructor around the world
- Access to online training courses and certification
- Personal profile page and classification

Place and price
The course is organized in our kite school in Tarifa. The price is 750 euros.

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365 days a year

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7/7 days per week

Kite School Open 7 days a week, Monday to Sunday. Hours vary by season, from 10.30 to 21.30

IKO Center Tarifa

All instructors are qualified professionals. We offer training courses for instructors.