Tandem Ratings

Tandem Ratings

The tandem rating system in the USA is such that each manufacturer issues their own Tandem Instructor rating.

You need a UPT rating to jump a Sigma and/or Vector tandem system, a Strong tandem rating to jump a Strong tandem rig and a rating from JumpShack to jump a Racer system.

If you need multiple ratings you can get cross trained to another tandem system after you have at least 25 jumps on one system. The manufacturer must approve the rating you have. Crosstrain is a shorter process to get the rating. Less examination jumps are required.If you need two ratings right away, it requires two full tandem rating courses for each rating.

USPA group member dropzones require all tandem instructors to hold the USPA Tandem Instructor rating in addition to the factory rating.There is no charge if you take the USPA Tandem course with your factory rating course Please go to the pages for each rating for more detailed information.

Rates

Item Cost
Manufacturer's Tandem Rating Course

Full Course

$350 + gear

Cross Training

$200 + gear

Tandem Equipment Rental Phase I & X-Train Jumps

$30 + pack

Tandem Equipment Rental Phase II Jumps for SR Candidates

$30 + pack

Tandem Equipment Rental Phase II w/ SR staff & Continuing Education

$50 + pack

Tandem Equipment Rental for Others

$35 + pack
USPA Tandem Instructor Rating Course

Course Fee

at no charge if taken with factory course. By itself: $250

DISCOUNT $100 for USPA Instructors In Another Discipline

$150

Evaluation Fee per Jump

$25

Upcoming Courses

Course Date Register
Sigma, Wings, Strong and USPA Tandem Instructor Course - Skydive City September 22 - 25, 2017 Register
Sigma, Wings, Strong and USPA Tandem Instructor Course - Skydive City October 13 - 16, 2017 Register
Sigma, Wings, Strong and USPA Tandem Instructor Course - Skydive City October 27 - 30, 2017 Register
Sigma, Wings, Strong and USPA Tandem Instructor Course - Skydive Sebastian November 7 - 10, 2017 Register
Sigma, Wings, Strong and USPA Tandem Instructor Course - Skydive City November 18 - 21, 2017 Register
Sigma, Wings, Strong and USPA Tandem Instructor Course - Skydive City December 9 - 12, 2017 Register
Sigma, Wings, Strong and USPA Tandem Instructor Course - Skydive City December 15 - 18, 2017 Register
Sigma, Wings, Strong and USPA Tandem Instructor Course at Skydive City January 5 - 7, 2018 Register
Sigma, Wings, Strong and USPA Tandem Instructor Course at Skydive Sebastian January 9 - 11, 2018 Register
Sigma, Wings, Strong and USPA Tandem Instructor Course at Skydive City January 20 - 22, 2018 Register
Sigma, Wings, Strong and USPA Tandem Instructor Course at Skydive City February 2 - 4, 2018 Register
Sigma, Wings, Strong and USPA Tandem Instructor Course at Skydive City February 10 - 12, 2018 Register
Sigma, Wings, Strong and USPA Tandem Instructor Course at Skydive City February 23 - 25, 2018 Register
Sigma, Wings, Strong and USPA Tandem Instructor Course at Skydive City March 10 - 12, 2018 Register
Sigma, Wings, Strong and USPA Tandem Instructor Course at Skydive Sebastian March 13 - 15, 2018 Register
Sigma, Wings, Strong and USPA Tandem Instructor Course at Skydive City March 23 - 25, 2018 Register
Sigma, Wings, Strong and USPA Tandem Instructor Course at Skydive City April 7 - 9, 2018 Register
Sigma, Wings, Strong and USPA Tandem Instructor Course at Skydive City April 28 - May 1, 2018 Register

Ratings

  • Sigma/Vector Tandem Rating

    Sigma/Vector Tandem Rating

    The tandem rating course will take 2 to 3 days (weather permitting). The course consists of one day of classroom with lots of practical training and correction of the written exam. There are 5 jumps in the course. One solo jump with the Sigma rig, one where you are the passenger and three evaluation jumps where you are the tandem instructor.

  • Strong Tandem Rating

    Strong Tandem Rating

    The course will take 2 to 3 days (weather permitting). First day is a full day of class with the first jump possibly in the afternoon. Day 2 is to complete the five Phase 1 jumps and finish the course paperwork. Part of day 2 and day 3 is reserved for the USPA portion of the course (see USPA Tandem rating)

  • Wings Tandem Instructor Rating

    Wings Tandem Instructor Rating

    The Plexus Tandem system has been changed to Wings Tandem.

  • Racer Tandem Rating

    Racer Tandem Rating

    We can teach a Jump Shack Racer Tandem rating course on request. Please send us an email and we will send you the details and rating requirements.

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