Take kiting to the next level with

IKO Certification

IKO Instructors course

Kite Club Hatteras is an IKO affiliated kite school. This means that all of our beginner lessons adhere to IKO standards and you will receive an IKO card at the end of your course!

Are you ready to start your career in the kiteboarding industry? We can help you get there with our IKO Instructor training program.

The next IKO Assistant Instructor Training Course and Instructor Training Course are coming up soon:

September 17 – 19th AITC
September 19th First Aid/CPR
September 20 – 24th ITC


Duration: 3 days

The Assistant Instructor Training Course (AITC)  is a program  that will provide hands-on experience, and help build teaching and organizational skills integral to being an assistant instructor. In addition, you will learn more about the equipment, how to prepare and use it properly, fundamental safety principles, and how a Kiteboarding center works.

If you intend on registering for an ITC (Instructor Training Course to become a Level 1 Instructor), this course is mandatory.

Assistant Instructor responsibilities:

  • Manage the equipment organization and maintenance
  • Teach one student at a time up to level 1/C (under supervision of L2)
  • Supervise the safety of 1 kiteboarders from level 2/I and above (under supervision of L2)
  • Assist an Instructor level 1 or level 2 or higher, with launching and landing procedures and information transmission during a course (under supervision of L2)

Assistant Instructor prerequisites:

  • Be at least 16 years old (Candidates under 18 years old must obtain parental consent)
  • Be certified as an IKO Member Level 3 for at least 6 months
  • Have a valid first aid and CPR certificate
  • Must be able to read and write


Duration: 5 days

The Instructor Training Course Level 1 (ITC)  is designed for experienced kiteboarders who are passionate about the sport and sharing their expertise. In the training program you’ll learn IKO’s proven teaching methodology that uses a progression of exercises designed to build the student’s skills and understanding step-by-step. There is a high demand for IKO certified instructor both in the States and abroad since the IKO certification is recognized as the international standard of teaching and since kiteboarding is such a rapidly growing sport.

The complete IKO Instructor Training Program  includes the IKO Assistant Instructor course (AITC), First Aid and CPR, and IKO Instructor Training Course Level 1 (ITC).

Your benefits with IKO:

  • Access to the Pro Area of the IKO website
  • Able to purchase IKO Instructor Insurance
  • Able to purchase IKO products at Pro prices
  • Access to the job opening listings on the IKO website
  • Post a seeking employment ad viewable to IKO Centers
  • Post personal profile information online, which is viewable via the general public website

ITC Level 1 Prerequisites:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Kiteboarding for at least 1 year and  perform level 3N skills on demand in all wind conditions from 10-30 knots (including jumping and riding toe side)
  • Have an IKO Assistant Instructor certification
  • Have a valid first aid and CPR certificate or complete it before the ITC with the IKO Examiner running the course
  • Pass all the online Pre-ITC courses
  • Have a powerboat license if required, or have another boat safety course certification. You may obtain one online at: http://www.boatus.org/
  • Must be able to read and write and speak fluently in the language the course is given
  • Sign the waiver form


Call for more information and to register