Tandem Rating Courses

USPA and UPT Tandem courses are typically run together. Details for each rating course is listed below.

UPT Vector/Sigma Tandem Instructor Rating

UPT Sigma Manual for your skydiving rating course.

Required Materials

UPT Sigma Manual

You will need the UPT Sigma Manual. We recommend you print these manuals from United Parachute Technologies website prior to the course.

UPT Sigma Test

The Sigma Test is also available on UPT’s site. You must have this test complete prior to arrival to the course. Answer the test on separate paper as you will need several lines for some answers.

The Course

Our tandem rating course typically takes 2-3 days, weather permitting. The course structure is as follows:

1 Classroom Day

The class starts with verification of the requirements.

5 Evaluation Jumps

You will make 5 evaluation tandem jumps with a TRC Examiner.

5 Additional Tandem Jumps

After the initial 5 course evaluation jumps you need to make 5 additional tandem jumps with an experienced jumper who has at least 100 jumps. The Ratings Center provides our Evaluators and Examiners for these jumps to better prepare you for “real world” tandems.

Cross-Training

If you would like to cross-train for another manufacturer’s tandem system please contact us.

USPA Tandem Instructor Rating

Skydiver's Information Manual required for your tandem course.

Required Materials

Skydiver’s Information Manual

You will need a current (no older than 24 months) version of the SIM (Skydiver’s Information Manual) for the course, which is available for purchase on USPA’s online store or download the digital copy for free in USPA’s download center.

Instructional Rating Manual

The “Tandem Instructor Proficiency Card” is in the back of the Tandem section of the IRM (Instructional Rating Manual). You will need a current (no older than 24 months) version of the IRM for the course. You can purchase this manual from USPA’s online store or download the digital copy for free in USPA’s download center.

Rates

UPT Tandem Rating Course

Plus slots, rig rentals, pack jobs, and UPT fees.
$450

USPA Tandem Rating Course

Plus slots, rig rentals, pack jobs, and USPA fees. If you are taking the UPT Tandem Rating Course with us, we will waive the USPA Course fees.
$250

Cross-Training

Plus slots, rig rentals, pack jobs, and UPT fees.
$250

UPT/USPA Tandem Courses at Skydive Spaceland

Includes the Examiner fee, tandem rig rental and pack jobs for 10 jumps, all slots for 10 tandem training jumps, and DZ Facility Fee. Excludes UPT and USPA fees.
$1,450

Register for a course

To register for a course, take a look at our schedule and select a course to register online.

Contact Us

Don’t see a course in your area or have questions? Get in touch and we’ll work something out.

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