PMBIA Level 4

PMBIA LEVEL 4

5-DAY PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTOR COURSE

COURSE CONTEXT

The Level 4 Certification is a top-tier professional certification designed to transition experienced instructors into coaching long term recreational and competitive mountain bike skills programs, to advanced to expert riders of all ages and disciplines, in any environment. 

  • Coaching on any terrain from green trails and grassy fields to double black diamond trails and race courses. 
  • Working in a “front to mid-country” environment, no more than 2hrs away from emergency medical care
  • Professional coaches working on long term, seasonal mountain bike programs 
  • Coaching custom programs, private or group lessons, weekly or weekend skills camps 
  • for an established mountain bike school, club or coaching service
  • for their own business

Course Duration: Five days + pre-course reading and worksheet (2-3hrs), totalling 43hrs, including assessment.

DESCRIPTION

The PMBI Level 4 (previously known as the PMBI Level 3, prior to 2022) is the top-tier certification in the mountain bike industry, akin to Level 4 Instructor Certifications in the Ski and Snowboard Industries. The course was developed from the ground up in the early 2010’s, with the intention of always being the top-tier certification. For 2022, this course has simply been rebranded ‘Level 4’, as PMBIA have introduced a new, modular Level 3 Certification that sits between the previous Level 2 and 3 programs. 

The 5-day Level 4 course is for very experienced instructors wanting to learn the necessary skills and tools to transition into coaching advanced to expert riders, during long term skill development coaching programs. The Level 4 Certification Course trains instructors how to assess and develop the technical skills of riders on any terrain, up to and including black diamond and double black diamond ability levels. Instructors will also learn more about instructing vs. coaching skills, providing them with the tools necessary to either teach an expert rider on a half-day lesson, or coach students over a weekly, monthly or even seasonal period.

This is particularly relevant for instructors who are wanting to work on long term coaching programs, including instructor training camps or race (competition) development programs, for example. This course therefore requires a mastery in riding and teaching skills expected from full-time, professional, career instructors or coaches. 

It is the aim of the PMBI Level 4 course to also complement and support existing coaching certification programs, such as those provided by the Coaching Association of Canada, to provide mountain bike coaches the full detail of information and tools they need to deliver the best possible results for their students.

Questions about the new 4-tier Certification System? Were you Level 3 prior to 2022, and wondering if you can be certified as Level 4 in 2022? Visit the Level 4 FAQ page here for all the details. 

SO, IS THIS LEVEL 4 COURSE COMPLETELY NEW?
No, it’s essentially the same as the course in 2021 with the exception of some yearly updates and developments that we do for all courses, every year. In this sense, the only real change to this course for 2022, is the name from ‘Level 3’ to ‘Level 4’. Instead, we have a new system that uses a modular certification program that adds a level of certification between the previous Level 2 and 3 programs, hence the need to ‘bump’ this course up to ‘Level 4’. 

Note, this course was developed and designed to always be a ‘Level 4 course’, with the foresight that in PMBI, we knew one day we would most likely move from a 3-tier Certification System to a 4-tier Certification System, as soon as industry demand and PMBIA’s membership base was large enough. 

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?

  • Mountain Bike Coaching/Camp/Lesson Company Owners, Head Coaches, Race Program Coaches, Bike Park Supervisors, Instructor Trainers.
  • Experienced PMBI Level 3 Instructor who wishes to learn more about:
    • Assessing, developing, and refining the skills of advanced to expert riders.
    • Coach and teaching on more challenging terrain, expert terrain including both flow (machine built jump trails) and technical, single and double black diamond trails
    • Transitioning from instructing short term programs such as private lessons or weekend camps, to coaching long term programs such as multi-week rider improvement camp, or a season-long race program.
    • How to further safely and more effectively develop the technical skills of expert riders and racers, to complement their physical and mental training programs.
    • The differences between instructing and coaching, and the different tools available to effectively switch between the roles, as required by the teaching situation.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? AM I READY?

  • The PMBI Level 4 is for experienced, accomplished mountain bike coaches looking to refine their skills to develop long term athlete coaching plans, with a strong focus on skills development. 
  • Professional, full time mountain bike instructors and coaches, Development and Racing Team Coaches, Provincial or National Coaches, 
  • Instructors who are comfortable riding with refined skills and technique on advanced, technical, single black trails and who can consistently perform the advanced maneuvers:
    • AIR: small to x-large tabletop jumps, step ups, step downs and hip jumps, between 12ft – 25ft from lip to landing and drop-offs up to 10 ft high, using a variety of techniques  
    • ADV MANEUVERS: advanced bunnyhop, wheelie and manuals (approx four bike lengths), endo, nose pivot (both directions past 90 degrees), and natural drops up to 8ft high using a variety of techniques  
    • Remember, the primary goal of this course is to learn how to teach these skills… therefore when considering the Level 4 riding and teaching standards, these skills should ideally be refined and autonomous, in all situations, prior to attending the courses.
  • Riders who are comfortable riding with and leading groups in an outdoor environment, in challenging terrain in all conditions, while being responsible for the welfare of other adults and children. 

PREREQUISITES

  • PMBIA Level 3
  • 5+ seasons working full time as a Mountain Bike Instructor, highly recommended 
  • 3+ seasons teaching mountain biking (or other sports such as snowboarding) to intermediate to advanced riders
  • Confident riding at speed on all trails, including technical and flowy trails, advanced to expert terrain, including green, blue, black and double black trails.
  • 80hr Wilderness First Responder Certification (or equivalent) strongly recommended, but not mandatory.
  • A minimum age of 20 is recommended for Level 4 to ensure the instructor has not only the appropriate knowledge and technical skills, but also the depth of experience (time), risk management skills and sense of responsibility required when legally responsible for students, while teaching advanced skills in potentially dangerous terrain.
  • Other instructor or coaching certifications (skiing/snowboarding) a strong asset, but not essential.

WRITTEN PREP

Candidates must complete the following assignments prior to the course commencing, and after the course has finished. More details will be emailed to candidates, after registration. 

PRE-COURSE

  • Level 4 Worksheet –  participants must read through and begin to complete the Level 4 Worksheet in full, prior to the course commencing. This acts as a great review of all the PMBIA content throughout Levels 1 to 4, as well as highlighting the new information and concepts explored on the Level 4 Course, itself. However, candidates must complete the worksheet before the final of the course. 
  • Technical Article Written Assessment – participants must submit a technical “How-To” article.

POST COURSE

  • Long Term Coaching Plan Module – participants must submit an eight-week “Performance Factors Coaching Plan”

PRACTICAL PREP

Candidates must make sure to be physically, mentally, and technically ready for this course. If you need some time off or on the bike prior to the course or need to arrive early at the course location to familiarize yourself with the terrain and dial in your riding, please take this into account. The riding and teaching standards are high, demanding full attention and focus for five days. Preparation is key to ensure the best possible learning experience. 

COURSE LOGISTICS

To learn more about course logistics, such as booking accommodation, weather protocols, timing and equipment requirements, please visit the L4 FAQ page, here

RIDING STANDARD & TEACHING STANDARD:

PMBI Level 4 instructors must be able to comfortably ride with refined skill level on advanced to expert  terrain and can deliver safer, effective skill, maneuver and theme-based coaching sessions to expert riders, in any terrain.

NOTE: Because of the increase in terrain difficulty and speeds associated with the terrain on the Level 4 course, it is important to remember that when trying to execute a skill to a refined level, it is much more difficult to achieve this if the terrain difficulty or speed increases. This is the challenge of the Level 4 Certification. Showing autonomous (refined) skill application as per the Level 3 Certification, but on more difficult terrain and/or at higher speeds. 

Below are some of the main examples of the riding and teaching skills required on the Level 4 Expert Skills Coaching Courses. With the Level 3 teaching and riding skills previously consolidated, candidates should be able to guide students safely on any and all terrain, while effectively developing their skills.

RIDING SKILLS

  • Proficient Position & Balance skills to maintain a strong, efficient, mobile position regardless of speed/terrain and can utilize a creative and full range of movement when riding technical terrain and/or at high speeds. 
  • Autonomous (refined) Cadence & Pedaling Technique to ensure efficiency, traction and smooth shifting technique on technical terrain and climbs.
  • Autonomous (refined) Braking skills to show smooth speed control without skidding on steeps, rock rolls and under heavy braking. 
  • Autonomous (refined) Trail Scanning at higher speeds and on more challenging terrain, while showing varied, creative line choice and smooth, efficient riding.
  • Autonomous (refined) Angulation/Inclination/Rotation skills applied to high speed cornering in flat, off-camber & banked corners (berms), while consistently carrying speed through the corners. 
  • Autonomous (refined) use of Pressure Control skills to manage pressures from rough terrain and high speeds, while also allowing the rider to create/release pressures to pump and unweight the bike for more flow and speed. 

RIDING MANEUVERS

  • Autonomous (refined) use of Position/Pressure/Timing to clearly demonstrate “Point of Commitment, Press & Absorb” on small to medium table top jumps
  • Consistent ability to show simple tricks, style and variations in the air; including tabletops, transitions (e.g. taking off on the left, and landing on the right side of the jump), basic whips (rear wheel can be tweaked out the side no more than 45’ degrees), tail taps, manuals/nose manuals, nose bonks, on blue and black jump trails. This shows a greater level of comfort on jumps compared to Level 3 and enables instructors to introduce basic tricks safely to their students. 
  • Autonomous (refined) use of Position/Pressure/Timing to demonstrate a variety of drop off techniques using different combinations of “Point of Commitment, Press/Absorb/Poke”, based on the Speed, Shape and Size of drops, up to 5 feet high. 
  • AIR: small to x-large tabletop jumps, step ups, step downs and hip jumps, between 12ft – 25ft from lip to landing and drop-offs up to 10 ft high, using a variety of techniques  
  • Proficient Emergency Stop; maintains a strong, stable position with minimal to no skidding, front brake only. 
  • Autonomous (refined) use of Position/Pressure/Timing to demonstrate a variety of drop off techniques using different combinations of “Point of Commitment, Press/Absorb/Poke”, based on the Speed, Shape and Size of natural drops, up to 4 feet high. 
  • Consistent bunnyhop, wheelie and manuals (approx three bike lengths), endos and nose pivot (both directions above 45 degrees).
  • Refined Emergency Stop; maintains a strong, stable position with minimal to no skidding, front brake only. 

TEACHING & GUIDING

  • Candidates are able to critically assess the skills of a student, further prioritize the skills based on the PRE-CAP Skill Development Model and then use a combination and/or variety of biomechanics, exercises, tasks, terrain, or maneuvers to effectively develop and refine each skill deficiency, in a safe and consistent manner.
  • Autonomous (refined) Guiding & Risk Management Skills through the Safety Rules, Class Management & Terrain Communication Protocols, when teaching & guiding intermediate to advanced terrain. 
  • Consistent application of Theme-Based coaching to efficiently develop multiple skills at a time, without overloading the student and thereby preventing re-investment.
  • Autonomous (refined) use of Skill-Blending (teaching two skills together) during both skills-based and maneuver based lessons, to produce efficient, detailed, yet simple lessons. 
  • Autonomous (refined) lesson structure  integrating the PRE-CAP Skill Development Model to refine the delivery of technical information and feedback
  • Autonomous (refined) use of the I.D.E.A Progression teaching model in both skills-based and maneuver-based lessons
  • Refined, technically sound lesson content with a safe and efficient use of drills, tactics or tasks to generate genuine skill development
  • Consistent use of the Performance Factors to bring another layer of detailed, relevant coaching, (Equipment, Environment, Technical, Tactical, Physical, Psychological) to each session
  • Refined, specific, technically sound and well structured Explanations.
  • Refined use of a variety of Demonstrating techniques with consistent technique.
  • Detailed analysis of student techniques and biomechanics
  • Delivers positive, specific, technically correct feedback.
  • Adaptability & in-depth knowledge of advanced riding, guiding and teaching skills
  • Strong mechanic and bike set up knowledge: e.g. suspension set up with sag, rebound, compression (high and low) for all types of bike, bike fit, BB and headset maintenance, brake bleeding, basic wheel truing.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

In order for candidates to successfully gain the PMBI Level 4 Skills Coach certification, they must pass the following course components:

  • Expert Riding Assessment – skill assessment on blue, black, and double black terrain.
  • Expert Skill Teaching Assessment – 45-minute session developing and refining the technical skills of an expert student.
  • Expert Maneuver Teaching Assessment  – 25-minute session developing and refining the jumping and drop-off skills of an expert student.
  • Written Assessments – participants must submit a technical “How-To” article prior to the start of the course. This is then reviewed on day 1 of the course to then be revised and resubmitted, prior to day 5 of the course. In addition, candidates must also complete the Level 4 Worksheet.
  • Long Term Coaching Plan Module – participants must submit an eight-week “Performance Factors Coaching Plan”

JUDGING FORMAT: The PMBIA works hard to ensure consistent training and assessment standards are maintained from course to course, location to location and from one Course Conductor to another. The PMBIA makes this possible through regular Course Conductor training, constantly refined and updated Course Conductor materials, plus extensive and detailed riding and teaching competencies, for each course. Every PMBIA Course Conductor has the full confidence of the PMBIA to consistently and accurately assess candidates on any course, at any location.

However, like with any human interactions and practical, performance-based assessments, there will always be the “human factor”. Candidates should therefore understand and fully accept that at the end of the day, their riding and teaching performances are ultimately being judged by another person. Given the significant difference in riding, teaching and instructor training experience between candidates and Course Conductors, try to also remember that a candidate’s impression of a fellow candidate’s riding or teaching skills, may often differ to that of the Course Conductors.

All course assessments are final and should be respected, given the extensive and ongoing, professional training and experience held by each and every PMBIA Course Conductor.

Please read through the details below for information on common questions, before emailing us:

GENERAL QUESTIONS

IS THIS LEVEL 4 COURSE COMPLETELY NEW?
No, it’s essentially the same as the course in 2021 with the exception of some yearly updates and developments that we do for all courses, every year. In this sense, the only real change to this course for 2022, is the name from ‘Level 3’ to ‘Level 4’. Instead, we have a new system that uses a modular certification program that adds a level of certification between the previous Level 2 and 3 programs, hence the need to ‘bump’ the name of this course up to ‘Level 4’. 

Note, this course was developed and designed to always be a ‘Level 4 course’, with the foresight that in PMBIA, we knew one day we would most likely move from a 3-tier Certification System, to a 4-tier Certification System. 

WHAT IF, PRIOR TO MAY 16th 2022, I ATTENDED THE LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATION BUT DID NOT PASS OR ONLY PASSED SOME COMPONENTS – DO I HAVE TO REDO THE WHOLE COURSE AGAIN? 
No, you can continue on the same pathway to complete the course. The only change in 2022, is that this course is now named ‘Level 4’ instead of ‘Level 3’. However, the standard retest procedures and timelines for retests still apply (see retest section, below), so make sure to sign up for a retest soon! 
WHAT IF, PRIOR TO MAY 16th 2022, I PASSED THE LEVEL 2 AND COMPLETED AN AIR OR TRAIL MODULE? IS THAT MODULE NO LONGER VALID OR CAN I STILL SIGN UP FOR THE LEVEL 4 THIS YEAR, AFTER I’VE COMPLETED THE KIDS MODULE?
Members who have completed, prior to May 16th, 2022, the Level 2 Air Certification and a Trail Module, OR a Level 2 Trail Certification and an Air Module, will be allowed to register for the Level 4 Course, after they have completed the Kids Module. 

The Kids Module is a required component of the new 2022 Level 3 course, which is a prerequisite to the Level 4. These members will be able to complete the Level 4 without having to take both four-day, 2022 Air and Tech Instructor Courses (as per the new Level 3 Certification). Please refer to the table below for details.

Please note: Members who do not complete the Kids Module prior to October 31st 2022 and therefore satisfy the new Level 3 Certification requirements, must follow the requirements of the new 4-tier system after this date, regardless of any modules or courses they have previously taken. 

WHAT IF, PRIOR TO MAY 16th 2022, I ATTENDED THE ‘OLD’ LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATION BUT DID NOT PASS (INCOMPLETE) – WILL I RECEIVE THE NEW LEVEL 4 CERTIFICATION IF I PASS A RETEST IN 2022?
Not automatically as it depends on what Level 2 Certification (Air or Trail) you completed prior to your Level 3, and whether you have also previously taken the Kids Modules or the 2-day AIR or TRAIL Modules, prior to 2022. Please refer to the table below for details.

Those members who satisfy the requirements outlined in the table below will be able to complete the Level 4 without having to take both four-day, 2022 Air and Tech Instructor Courses (as per the new 2022 Level 3 Certification).

Please note: members who do not satisfy the new Level 3 Certification prior to October 31st 2022, must follow the requirements of the new 4-tier system after this date, regardless of any modules or courses they have previously taken. 

YOUR CERTIFICATION & COURSES PRIOR TO MAY 16th, 2022 COURSE(S) YOU’LL NEED TO COMPLETE TO BE CERTIFIED ‘LEVEL 4’ IN 2022
Level 2 Air, Trail Module

Kids Module (required before you sign up for a the Level 4 Course)

Level 4 Course

Level 2 Trail, Air Module

Kids Module (required before you sign up for a the Level 4 Course)

Level 4 Course

Level 2 Air, ‘Old’ Level 3 Incomplete

2-day TECH Module (required before you sign up for a retest)

Kids Module (required before you sign up for a retest)

L4 Module to Retest

Level 2 Trail, ‘Old’ Level 3 Incomplete

2-day AIR Module  (required before you sign up for a retest)

Kids Module  (required before you sign up for a retest)

L4 Module to Retest

Level 2 Air, Trail Module, ‘Old’ Level 3 Incomplete

Kids Module  (required before you sign up for a retest)

L4 Module to Retest

Level 2 Trail, Air Module, ‘Old’ Level 3 Incomplete

Kids Module  (required before you sign up for a retest)

L4 Module to Retest

Level 2 Air, Trail Module, Kids Module, 

‘Old’ Level 3 Incomplete

L4 Module to Retest

Level 2 Trail, Air Module, Kids Module,

‘Old’ Level 3 Incomplete

L4 Module to Retest
WHAT IF, PRIOR TO MAY 16th 2022, I PASSED THE LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATION – WILL I RECEIVE THE LEVEL 4 CERTIFICATION AUTOMATICALLY?
Not automatically as it depends on what Level 2 Certification (Air or Trail) you completed prior to your Level 3, and whether you have also previously taken the Kids Modules or the 2-day AIR or TRAIL Modules, prior to 2022. Candidates who have passed the Level 3 prior to 2022 (now called Level 4) do not have to complete both the 4-day Air and Tech Instructor Courses, because of the higher skills required to pass the previous (pre 2022) Level 3 certification. 

Members have until October 31st 2022 to satisfy these requirements, to be certified Level 4.

After that date, Members must follow the requirements of the new 4-tier system, regardless of any modules or courses they have previously taken. 

YOUR CERTIFICATION & COURSES PRIOR TO MAY 16th 2022 COURSE(S) YOU’LL NEED TO COMPLETE, TO BE CERTIFIED ‘LEVEL 4’ IN 2022
Level 2 Air, Level 3 2-day TECH Module Kids Module
Level 2 Trail, Level 3

2-day AIR Module

Kids Module

Level 2 Air, Trail Module, Level 3 Kids Module
Level 2 Trail, Air Module, Level 3 Kids Module

Level 2 Air, Trail Module, Level 3, 

Kids Module

You will be certified Level 4 in 2022!

Level 2 Trail, Air Module, Level 3, 

Kids Module

You will be certified Level 4 in 2022!
WHAT’S THE MINIMUM AGE FOR THE COURSE?
A minimum age of 20 is recommended for Level 4 to ensure the instructor has not only the appropriate knowledge and technical skills, but also the depth of experience (time), risk management skills, and sense of responsibility required when responsible for students, while teaching advanced skills in potentially dangerous terrain.
DO I NEED MY FIRST AID CERTIFICATE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COURSE?
No. While the PMBIA strongly recommends all instructors be a minimum 40hr Wilderness/Outdoor First Aid certified before working as an instructor or guide, you do not need a first-aid certificate, prior to participating in the course.
WILL THE COURSE RUN IF IT’S RAINING?
Yes, the course runs rain or shine. Mountain bike instructors and guides work outdoors. If clients want to ride in the rain or heat, within reason, the instructor or guide has to. With the exception of extreme weather and/or lightning, the course runs so make sure you are dressed appropriately and have spare clothes, if required. Spare socks and gloves go a long way on rainy, cold days.
WHAT RIDING SKILLS ARE REQUIRED?
For more details, check out the Level 4 Riding & Teaching Standards, here.

COURSE LOGISTICS

WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION, IF I’M TRAVELING?
PMBI courses require minimum numbers to run and while most courses do run, some do not. It is therefore very important you do not make any travel arrangements until the course is confirmed to be happening. Simply registering for a course is not a confirmation that the course will ultimately run.

WEATHER

Be ready to ride every day of the course, regardless of the weather; be sure to dress appropriately for conditions and bring spare clothes as required. The course will not be canceled due to rain or hot/cold weather. Only severe weather conditions such as heavy rain (which damages the trails), heavy snow, lightning storms or extreme heat, may result in a course being rescheduled.

To view our Booking & Cancellation Policy, please click here: pmbia.org/policies

TIMING

Please be punctual and arrive ready to listen, learn and ride! Plan your journey to the course location and if in doubt, take extra time to avoid being late. We will take up to an hour for lunch each day, between approximately 12pm – 1pm. Please bring food or money for food, depending on course location. Days typically finish between 4-5pm.

EQUIPMENT

For courses in lift-accessed, downhill bike parks (lift up, ride down):

The Level 4 course includes riding on green, blue, black, and double black mountain bike trails, with tabletop jumps and drops. We, therefore, recommend participants are comfortable riding at this level and over these features, before attending the course. The PMBIA recommends a good working downhill or modern “enduro” bike, with approximately 150 – 170mm (6+ inches) of suspension front and rear, quality disc brakes (200mm rotors) with downhill or enduro casing tires & inserts; to help avoid pinch flats associated with harder terrain and higher speeds in bike parks.

A good condition, full-face helmet that fits correctly and knee pads, are mandatory. Gloves, elbow pads and spine protection are recommended, but at the discretion of the individual.

OTHER EQUIPMENT

Instructors and guides must be self-reliant and therefore capable of carrying and using the following equipment. Please be sure to bring the following items as a minimum…

  • working phone
  • pen and paper
  • small backpack or hip-pack to carry these things…
    • spare tubes and patches/tubeless puncture kit
    • tire levers and pump
    • multi tool and chain tool
    • first aid kit
    • rain jacket
    • water & snacks
    • lunch, or money for lunch

RETESTS

IF I FAIL THE RIDING OR TEACHING PORTION OF THE COURSE, HOW DO I RE-TEST?
Retesting is always an opportunity to learn and continue to improve. As much as we never like to see someone not completing a course, we strongly urge them to finish the training process and return for a retest. 

Please visit the Retest page here, to learn more.

WHAT’S THE OPTION IF I WAS UNSUCCESSFUL WITH BOTH RIDING & TEACHING ASSESSMENTS?
While this can be a tough pill to swallow, we are with you on this! Every person moves through the process at their own rate so try to stay positive and focus on your own personal progression, rather than comparing your own performance to others. If you were unsuccessful with both riding and teaching the best pathway is to repeat the full course again to allow you more time to process, practice and consolidate the course information.

To help support members through this process, the PMBIA will offer a 20% discount on the course price. Please email info@pmbia.org prior to registering, in order to receive a discount code.

RECERTIFICATION 

The PMBI Association currently offers a variety of recertification pathways, depending on the level of certification. The PMBI Association requires instructors to re-train every three years. This system is key in ensuring the PMBIA member’s maintain consistent, professional teaching and guiding practices within the mountain bike industry.

Please visit the Recertifications page here, to learn more. 

INJURIES

I HAVE HAD AN INJURY OR CONCUSSION THAT IS STILL AFFECTING ME. SHOULD I DISCLOSE THIS INFORMATION IN THE REGISTRATION PROCESS AND SHOULD I STILL PARTICIPATE IN THE COURSE?
The PMBIA strongly recommends not registering or attending a course if you are not 100% physically and mentally capable; this is especially important if you have recently suffered a concussion.

Please let us know if you have any prior injuries, before registering for the course.

You will be riding and thinking (a lot) for multiple days. The PMBI courses are physically and mentally demanding. Please consult your physician for a professional opinion on your physical condition, should you have any concerns.

I HURT MYSELF RIDING AFTER I REGISTERED (BUT BEFORE THE COURSE) AND CAN NO LONGER ATTEND THE COURSE. WILL I GET A REFUND?
This sounds like an obvious thing to say, but if you’ve paid your money and signed up for a PMBI course, you should be taking it easy and making smart decisions so you don’t get hurt riding before the course. It is your responsibility to make sure you are healthy and ready to participate.

For any injury-related cancellations, a doctor’s note will be required and you will be offered a 50% refund, or a space on another course subject to a 15% admin fee. Please contact us as soon as possible if you think you will not be able to attend due to injury at info@pmbia.org

PMBI courses require minimum numbers to run. They also require many logistics, including trail permits for specific dates, detailed scheduling, travel, and accommodation of course staff, and are confirmed two weeks prior to the start date. It is for these reasons this refund-injury policy exists to ensure the not-for-profit PMBIA and its course participants, do not suffer from last-minute cancellations.

Click here to visit the 5-day Level 4 Expert Skills Coaching Course schedule and to register

Click here to visit the 2-day Level 4 Module schedule and to register; to either prepare for the full Level 4 course (not mandatory) or to retest.