Military

Registering with BASI

Serving, retired or reserve military personnel who hold a Military Alpine qualification such as a JSSI, ASI or SL1 can register to have their qualification recognised by BASI must register with BASI. Please follow booking link at the bottom of this webpage.

The total cost of registration is £128 which includes:

  • £53 Associate Membership fee 
  • £75 which covers upgrade to Full Annual membership, the BASI Alpine Combination Manual (including P&) and an administration fee

Once registered and the payment processed, a letter will be sent from BASI by e-mail confirming the registration has been completed and the Alpine Manual will be dispatched.​​

Gaining the BASI Alpine Level 1 Qualification

Individuals who wish to convert their Military Alpine qualification, whether current or not, to the BASI Alpine Level 1 must follow the procedure below following registration with BASI:

  • Forward a copy of their certificate confirming their Military Alpine qualification to the BASI Office by fax, post or e-mail basi@basi.org.uk 
  • Book a 1 day Alpine Refresher/Conversion or a an Alpine Level 1 & 2 CPD course

Upon successful completion of the 1 day conversion course:

  • Forward a copy of valid first aid certificate (minimum of 12 hrs/2 days in duration and meeting the BASI first aid requirements as per the website)
  • Complete the Safeguarding Children Module or provide a copy of a suitable Safeguarding Children module certificate
  • Complete or provide proof of a minimum of a Basic Criminal Record Disclosure
  • Upload a passport size photo

NB: Holders of a Military Alpine qualification are exempt from the 70 hours of ski school experience normally required between attendance on the BASI Level 1 and Level 2 courses. 

Once the process above has been successfully completed a BASI Level 1 qualification will be awarded and members will receive a licence and badge.

Individuals who are unsuccessful during their attendance on the Alpine Refresher/conversion 1 day course,will either have to complete the course again or attend a 5 day Level 1 course depending on the nature of the fail.

Booking onto a Level 2 Course

Alternatively, individuals who wish to use their Military qualification, whether current or not, to book directly onto the BASI Alpine Level 2 course must follow the procedure below, following registration with BASI:

  • Forward a copy of their certificate confirming their Military Alpine qualification to the BASI Office by fax, post or e-mail
  • Book an Alpine Level 2 course.

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Upon successful completion of the Alpine Level 2 course:

  • Forward a copy of valid first aid certificate (minimum of 12 hrs/2 days in duration and meeting the BASI first aid requirements as per the website)
  • Complete the Safeguarding Children Module or provide a copy of a suitable Safeguarding Children module certificate
  • Complete or provide proof of a minimum of a Basic Criminal Record Disclosure
  • Upload a passport size photo

NB: Holders of a Military Alpine qualification are exempt from the 70 hours of ski school experience normally required between attendance on the BASI Level 1 and Level 2 courses. 

Once the process above has been successfully completed a BASI Level 2 qualification will be awarded and members will receive a certificate, licence and badge.

Individuals who are unsuccessful during their attendance on the Alpine Level 2 course, will either have to complete the course again or attend a 5 day Level 2 re-assessment course depending on the nature of the fail.