The International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) best known as the world’s largest professional kiteboarding community is pleased to announce David Dorn, IKO’s training director and certified training master, will run an instructor training course (ITC) on Cape Hatteras, NC, USA, April 22-30, 2013. Having the opportunity to be trained by such an expertly qualified kiting athlete is a rare opportunity.

“Our very own David Dorn will be training on the East Coast USA at Kite Center Hatteras in the Outer Banks,” said Frederic Béné, CEO and co-founder of IKO.  “This Center along with all our affiliated Kite Centers worldwide has professional teams expertly trained to start students at any level using the IKO’s progressive teaching methods.” To learn more about IKO’s training path, visit https://www.ikointl.com/iko.php?page=iko-training-path-public.php.

For people who want to get certified as an IKO Instructor, courses are available in USA locations such as: Florida, Cape Hatteras, New York, Hood River, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Hawaii and more. In the USA, IKO has twelve pro-centers for water and snow, plus three examiners providing instructor training courses as well as hundreds of active IKO instructors working in the US and abroad.

“IKO is the biggest name in professional kiteboarding certifications so don’t waste money on a no-name course. IKO is run by real kiteboarders who are strong and dedicated always doing their best job,” explains IKO Training Director, David Dorn. “If you are serious about becoming a kiteboarding instructor, get certified with IKO because we have the best training and support available.”

IKO has been growing in the USA since 2001. Once certified IKO, support and jobs are opened up almost anywhere worldwide. IKO instructors can become head instructors, center managers, and school owners as well as teach specialty subjects with extended courses in snowkiting, powerkiting and more. If you like to travel, IKO has affiliated centers in Baja, Puerto Rico, Caribbean, Aruba, Bonaire, Dominican Republic and many more worldwide locations. To see training dates, visit https://www.ikointl.com/iko.php?page=itc-public-training-calendar.php


IKO instructor courses start around $300 for assistant instructor that runs 3 days. For more information, contact IKO via their website at www.ikointl.com.


Quick Facts about IKO:

  • Kiteboarder certification is the only system recognized internationally in over 40 countries.
  • Training path is the most comprehensive teaching system: tried, tested, proven and regularly updated for over 12 years, and is backed and supported by the international IKO network.
  • Kiteboard insurance is the most reputable “AAA rated” and most affordable, which is now available in USA and worldwide.
  • Job opportunities are open all over the world and members get access to exclusive IKO job bank.
  • IKO products and teaching materials include: videos, online training courses, handbooks, manuals, flags, stickers, safety posters, apparel and more.

About IKO

IKO is headquartered in Cabarete, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic with offices in thirty-eight countries including the U.S. IKO is one of the world’s leading kiteboarding organizations specializing in education programs, safe practices and enhancing the highest quality of standards for the industry. IKO strives to reach pure excellence in the teaching experience while finding the perfect balance of fun and safety for all IKO members. To learn more, visit www.ikointl.com.


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