Membership 
                                                                             

Although we aim to be a non-profit making organization we have an annual membership to cover running costs and any profit will be re-invested into the association.

Individuals: To become an individual member of BSBA, each boot-fitter will either have been assessed by a trainer and met our stringent requirements or will have undergone and passed at least one of our training courses. Boot-fitters who already have a wealth of experience and skill will be evaluated individually by our training team and given training exemptions where appropriate. We would expect them to continue with the Skibootpro training going forward, to be members of BSBA. It is expected that membership fees will reduce the more members we have, as we are not a profit making association.

 Retailers:        

Retailers who are interested in more information on membership should read the blog on wordpress

They have to comply with the following stringent membership criteria.

Silver members must have their staff accredited with Skibootpro level 1, have customizing facilities for boots and at least trim-to-fit foot beds. They should have at least one member of staff with level 201.

Gold members have staff with Skibootpro levels 1 and 2 in each store, and customized foot bed facilities and a boot modification lab. They should have at least one member of staff with level 301. 

Platinum members have at least one staff member with level 301 in each store, as well as a majority of staff with level 1's and 2's to mentor in each shop, individual boot appointments, customized footbeds on offer, an in-house pedorthist/podiatrist/biomechanist and a boot modification lab.

If only one member of staff has a Skibootpro level, then individual membership is more appropriate (unless the retailer only has one boot fitter) as retailer members are expected to put their staff through the system.

Retailers: For more information on membership should read the blog on wordpress.

Important note: We realise that as the BSBA accreditation is a new scheme and most boot fitters will not have any BSBA levels at the moment (unless you have attended an Anything Technical or Bootcamp course which are equivalent to Level 101), however this will change once courses are undertaken for season 2011/12. We do have exceptions to this, see the course information page for details. 

To become a member of BSBA please contact us for a membership form

Membership Individual Benefits
Associate Membership
 £25 Access to Skibootpro training courses
  Access to Skibootpro training manuals
  Personalised membership card
 
  
Membership
Individual

Individual benefits    
 Annual Full Membership
 £35Access to Skibootpro training courses
 
 Access to Skibootpro training manuals 
 
  Profile on website

  Become part of a specialist group
 of professionals
  Access to ski boot test results
   Personalised membership card
   Annual conference invite
   Website member locator listing
   Stand out in the trade as a specialist
  Industry approved courses accreditation
Annual Full Membership
Retailer  Shop
Membership
Retailer benefits
 
(all of above plus:)
 Silver, Gold, Platinum Level £35 Includes one* individual full membership or
two if no courses taken in the year
 + £20 per extra shop
listing
Reduction in staff course costs of £25
 per student
  POS logo and membership card
   Shop profile raised,sales increased
and motivates your staff to achieve
   Retailer locator and website link.
BSBA member promotion and marketing
 Annual Associate Membership
Retailer Shop
Membership
 Retailer benefits
(same as above*)
  £90 *No POS logo issued
  + £20 per extra shop
 listing
 *Listed as an Associate member only

Notes:
Retailers who have individual membership but want to have upgrade to Shop membership will receive their original membership payment as a discount.
If only one member of staff has a Skibootpro level, then individual membership is more appropriate (unless you only have one boot fitter) as retailer members are expected to put their staff through the system. It is completely up to the retailer wither they pay all the course fees for their boot fitters. We would suggest that the individual membership should be paid by their staff after (or including) the first year. After all they are getting certification and membership benefits. Nb If a retailer does not put any staff on courses in a membership year, then we can issue 2 more individual memberships with the retailer membership fee.

Once a course is taken as an Associate member, you can become a Full member with a payment of £10. Membership runs annually Aug-Aug.

Individuals/Retailer memberships: Every year you are expected to pay the annual membership. If not, you cannot do a BSBA course and your membership listing is removed.