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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IAD Instructor Rating Course

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DISCOUNT $100 for USPA AFF and SL Instructors


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Course Details



To participate in a USPA IAD Instructor course you need the following:

  • Be 18 years old
  • USPA membership
  • Hold or have held a USPA Instructional rating (Coach or higher)
  • Hold the USPA C-license. USPA requires all rating course candidates to hold a USPA license. We can help with the USPA license application if needed.
  • Have the IAD pre-course activity signed off in your USPA profile

You need to have a current SIM and IRM for the course. (current = not older then 24 months) These can be ordered from USPA. Scroll down to download or purchase.

The Pre-course activity:

The pre-course activities, or pre-requisites, are the best preparation tool for any rating course. Not only are they required before joining the course, but they will also give you an edge and a taste of what it's like to work with students. After you have enrolled in a USPA rating course, you will be able to go into your online USPA profile, under credential->education->"view my pre-reqs for rating course" and there you will be able to see all the pre-course activities. Your instructor can sign them off online through the "verify" function on their USPA profile. Make sure you get them all signed off before arriving at the course.

The online exam:

One of the requirements to pass the Static-line or IAD rating course is pass the IRM online exam with at least an 80%. This can be done online after you are enrolled in a course, but before you arrive at the actual course.

The exams you have to do for this course are the General Instructor test and the IAD Instructor test. All candidates must complete the written test prior to attending the course.

The course:

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.

Requirements to pass the course:

  • Demonstrate satisfactory knowledge of IAD rigging procedures
  • Complete a satisfactory Category B ground training
  • Complete a satisfactory Category D freefall and canopy training (Coach rating holders only)
  • Complete a satisfactory Category D evaluation jump (Coach rating holders only)
  • Score satisfactory on jumpmastering 2 IAD students including the competence to spot
  • Demonstrate the competence to gear up and check the student
  • Pass the written IRM exam with at least 80 %

Lenght of the course:

The length of the course depends on the size of the group. Usually it takes 2-3 days to complete a full course

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