No. In most cases if your assistant trainer/examiner feels that you are not quite ready, he will give you internship hours to follow with any IKO Level 2 instructor. The certification can be refused altogether if the candidate displays dangerous/unprofessional behaviour and refuses to change.

 You will then be asked to send a video of you performing those skills. Precise instructions for the video will be given by your examiner.

 Kite theory and exams will be held in our workspace in Hummingbird, Callejón de la loma, in the morning, while practical sessions and live teaching will take place in Laurel Eastman Kiteboarding school most afternoons.

 Cabarete is a small town: you can either go by the road (2mn drive) or walk by the beach (15-20mn). You can also hire a moto taxi for about 1$ per trip.

 It is not mandatory. Most people prefer to bring their gear so they can pass the riding test with a familiar gear, analyse it during the course and kite before/after the courses. We will however provide all the necessary gear (no extra fee) for any candidate needing it.

 No, we will provide all necessary equipment, including kites. Not every kite is suited for teaching, and you shouldn’t risk damaging your own kite during lessons. You can teach with your own harness, leash and helmet if you have them.

 Yes. We are planning on adding spanish and/or french IKO courses in 2023.

 You can get a full refund of RKA’s fees if asked up to 1 month before the start of your course. IKO fees however will not be refunded.