Dear Valued ISA Educational Programs Partners,
The International Surfing Association (ISA) is excited to announce that beginning January 1, 2015 we will be switching to electronic certifications for all of our ISA Educational Programs and Certifications.
The key reasons for this switch are:
- Improved customer service
- Increased efficiency
With the switch to Electronic Certifications, ISA Instructors who have completed their requirements for certification will be sent an Electronic Certification upon completion, enabling them to immediately teach surfing.
The ISA Website will become the ultimate, up-to-date database for all certified ISA Instructors and Surf Schools, allowing others to cross reference the certifications on the website. The Electronic Certification and ISA Website will be sufficient to prove that instructors have the necessary, up-to-date credentials.
In addition to streamlining the ISA Certification process, this will also make the ISA Educational Programs more sustainable. This change will lead to significantly less use of paper, ink, and boxes used to print the certificates and also less fuel and greenhouse gases omitted during the shipping of certificates to our 91 (and counting) Member Nations across the globe. Sustainability in Surfing is of the utmost importance and we would like to set an example with our ISA Educational Programs.
ISA clients will be able to print their own certifications and if still they still desire physical certificates mailed to them, there will be an option to pay an additional charge and allow four to six weeks for delivery.
The ISA is committed to the development of “A Better Surfing Future” and this is a step in the right direction. Please feel free to email any questions, comments, or concerns to Alex Reynolds, ISA Membership Assistant at [email protected].