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IKO Instructor Courses (AITC & ITC)

Assistant Instructor Training Course (AITC)

What is the assistant instructor’s job about?

You wish to get a job as an Assistant Kiteboarding Instructor? Or you want to start your kiteboarding pro career and need to gain experience to attend an IKO ITC?

In both cases the assistant instructor training is for you! It is a great way to gain experience to prepare for a professional career, or simply discover what an instructor’s job is all about! In a few words, it is the best way to mix your passion and your job, and you can start as early as 16 years old.

Not only does this training provide you with great experience, it also gives you great teaching and organizational skills. You will also learn more about equipment, how to prepare and use it, as well as many other key points.

Being an assistant instructor also means having the opportunity to fully discover how a kiteboarding center works with the support of passionate people.

As an IKO Assistant Instructor, you are qualified to:

  • Manage the equipment organization and maintenance,
  • Manage the kite launching and landing of a group of 2 students,
  • Teach 1 student at a time (up to level 1/D and under the supervision of an IKO instructor level 2),
  • Supervise the safety of 4 kiteboarders from level 3/J and above who rent equipment or need assistance.
  • The assistant instructor program is essential to candidates with no prior teaching background in any water or aerial sport. If you intend on following an ITC (instructor´s course) the assistant instructor program is a prerequisite to becoming an IKO instructor level 1.

Training course

The training is organized in 3 steps and is completed in a minimum of 3 days.

The 2 first steps are usually completed in 1 day: – Evaluation of your competencies: kiteboarding knowledge, practice level – Theoretical competencies: level check and update of knowledge.

A visit of the school also takes place during the 1st day in order for you to better understand the way it works (bookings, equipment storage, spot …)

During the 3rd step, you will work with your instructor level 2 in live situation. You act as assistant instructor during at least 10 hours of lesson.

Your benefits: become part of IKO´s international network!

Once certified, you will get your IKO ID that allows you to log in the pro area of the website. As an assistant instructor you benefit from numerous job opportunities thanks to the job offers to which you have access in the pro area of the web site. Moreover, you have priority over other candidates for ITC level 1.


  • Be at least 16 years old (parental consent if under 18),
  • Be certified IKO kiteboarder level 3 for at least 6 months (or have equivalent level of practice),
  • Have a valid first aid and CPR diploma.

Additional info

You will receive a copy of the Assistant Instructor Manual and once you are certified, you will receive (by post) your Assistant instructor Diploma.




Instructor Training Course Level 1 (ITC)

About passion

Because you are addicted kiteboarders and want to share your passion and knowledge with others, AIRBORNE and the IKO offers you the possibility to be trained as a pro instructor and make your passion your job.

A solid training program

IKO offers a reliable and professional training program. Instructors become IKO certified by attending the 5 days Instructor Training Course (ITC). The training program corresponds precisely to kiteboarding teaching methods. The certification is recognized as the international standard in teaching.
At the end of the training, you will have developed abilities in the following major areas: safety, practical environment, analysis, technique, teaching psychology and live situation.

After attending an ITC, you will be qualified as IKO Instructor level 1 and will be able to continue your pro training. To keep a high quality teaching, all instructors level 1 must request to pass their level 2 within two years following their training.

Your benefits with IKO

  • Get an International Diploma that will allow you to teach worldwide
  • Apply for an international insurance specific to teaching kiteboarding
  • Benefit of teaching tools that are constantly updated
  • Certify the level of your trainees with the Kiteboarder Card
  • Receive the Pro Newsletter and Flash
  • Apply for a job in the pro area
  • Get the IKO Kiteboarding Center affiliation for your school


  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a kiteboarder for at least one year and a kiter level 3n for at least 6 months. Be able to show any of these skills upon demand
  • Be able to perform a jump, perform a controlled turn and switch riding, ride constantly up wind and ride between other riders
  • Have an IKO Assistant Instructor certification
  • Have a valid first aid certificate
  • Have a powerboat license or an equivalent skill level and online certificate if no obligatory license is required in the home country

How to enroll in a course

Make sure you meet the prerequisites and have the necessary documents. Contact us for the ITC Candidate Waiver form (also available in french) or IEC Candidate Waiver form which will need to be filled in accordingly and returned to us for evaluation, together with the deposit, at least one month prior to the start of the ITC.


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