3390  Skydive Ratings Issued Since 2003

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"Setting the standard in knowledge, methods, and integrity for tomorrow's industry instructors/instructor examiners"

Skydive Ratings skydiving school offers instructional rating courses for USPA Coach, AFF, Static-Line, IAD and Tandem ratings. We work with small groups in a friendly atmosphere conducive to learning. A personal approach is important to us. Our experienced instructors use personalized training and coaching to help students develop the skills they need to successfully complete their course and earn their skydive rating.

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Ratings We Offer

USPA AFF Instructor Rating

USPA AFF Instructor Rating

The AFF rating is probably the most popular Instructional rating. Being able to teach someone the sport that we all love so much is very rewarding and fun.The AFF rating course is most definitely the most challenging and rewarding course we offer. Our goal is to teach you the skills necessary to pass the AFF rating course before we test you so you can be a confident AFF Instructor ready to train students.

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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.

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Coach Rating

Coach Rating

The Coach rating is the first Instructional rating in USPA's rating system. You need to hold the Coach rating to become an Instructor. Most of the time it is possible to take the Coach and an Instructor rating together, back to back.

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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)

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Tandem Ratings

Tandem Ratings

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

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Wings Tandem Instructor Rating

Wings Tandem Instructor Rating

The Plexus Tandem system has been changed to Wings Tandem.

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Static-Line Rating

Static-Line Rating

Candidates jumpmaster each other during the course. The course starts with one on one and a half day of classroom instruction. You will get evaluated on ground training and on your jumpmaster skills.

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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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IAD Rating

IAD Rating

The course starts with a full day of classroom. On the second and third day you will get evaluated on ground training and on IAD jumpmaster skills.

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Instructor Examiner Course

Instructor Examiner Course

To become a Coach Examiner or an Instructor Examiner you have to take an Instructor-Examiner course. We teach these courses twice a year, in December and in March.

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PRO rating course

PRO rating course

This course is held 1-2 times per year and is taught by professional PRO jumper Keith Walter from the Zephyrhills SOCOM Para Team.

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Coach Examiner

Coach Examiner

Coach Examiner

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Wings Tandem Examiner

Wings Tandem Examiner

Send us a message if you need further information.

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USPA Tandem Examiner

USPA Tandem Examiner

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Coach pre-course

Coach pre-course

The latest developments at Skydive Ratings have resulted in a new class: The Coach Pre-course. This individually tailored class will help you be successful in the Coach course and prepare you for the class and the jumps

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Upcoming Courses

Today!
Sigma, Wings, Strong and USPA Tandem Instructor Course - Full
Dates | 8:30 am - 6:30 pm | October 23 - 25, 2020
Rating Info | Tandem Ratings
Today!
PRO rating course by Keith Walter
Dates | 9:00 am - 6:00 pm | October 23 - 25, 2020 | Register
Rating Info | PRO rating course

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Recent News

July 7, 2020
**ALL COURSES SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE**

PSA: As a leader in the industry, Skydive Ratings will be taking Public Safety Precautions in response to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Pasco County. We will closely monitor the recommendations by public health officials. We will be suspending all currently scheduled courses until further notice. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to anyone. We will be available from 9:00 am EST to 1:00pm EST 7 days a week to answer all of your questions via email and telephone. We look forward to returning to the classroom and skies as soon as possible to get you Goin' PRO!

May 19, 2020
**We're Back In The Classroom**

**We're Back In The Classroom!!** Register For Your Course Now!!

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Skydive Ratings Articles

  • I want to become a USPA Coach ......Now what?

    I want to become a USPA Coach ......Now what?

    How to become a USPA Coach is an article by Skydive Ratings that was published in the August 2016 issue of USPA's magazine "Parachutist"

    October 9, 2016
  • You want to become an Instructor-Examiner......Now what?

    You want to become an Instructor-Examiner......Now what?

    How to become an Instructor Examiner- article by Bram Clememt from Skydive Ratings published in the October 2016 issue of USPA's magazine "Parachutist"

    October 9, 2016
  • You want to become an AFF Instructor......Now What?

    You want to become an AFF Instructor......Now What?

    What a great goal ! You love skydiving and want to teach others about your passion. That is the right motivation that leads to great Instructors. You won't become financially rich but you will be so rich in other aspects. ... Living the dream!

    October 25, 2015
  • Welcome To Our New Website!

    Welcome To Our New Website!

    It's official! You are reading this article on our brand new website - and we couldn't be more excited! Allow us to take you on a tour!

    May 29, 2015
  • Category D Evaluation Video

    Category D Evaluation Video

    This video shows you an actual Category D evaluation jump including the equipment checks.

    February 26, 2015
  • The RIG SLEEVE, We love ours!

    The RIG SLEEVE, We love ours!

    We just heard of a brand new item in the sport and totally love it: The Rig Sleeve! It is an awesome invention to protect your rig when traveling.

    August 29, 2014

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Excellent school of instructors, learning at all times, with teaching methodology that does not tire the candidate, theory and practice taught alternately, which facilitates the learning and memorization of each activity. If you want to be a professional skydiver, I recommend Skydive Ratings.

» Marcelo Batista

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