If you have decided you would like to become a GAIA instructor but haven't previously been in touch with a member of our organisation please use the enquiry form below.
If you've already been in touch with a member of GAIA and you're ready to join us as an Associate Member simply read through the benefits and click "Sign Up" when you're ready.
Benefits of Associate Membership
- Welcome letter
- Official GAIA Portfolio
- Recommended Reading List
GAIA Website - Members Access
- Access to relevant Syllabi
- Full access to GAIA Members Resources
- Access to the GAIA Support and Development Network
- Full Access to GAIA Members Only Discussion Group
- Car Sticker
- Discounted Official GAIA Merchandise
- Admittance to all National and Regional events
Contact from Associate Members' Coordinator
They will answer any initial questions, provide additional information if necessary and offer general guidance and support
Assigned a Regional Representative who will work with you to help you
- Discover local resources
- Get involved in (CPPD) Continuing Personal & Professional Development Activities
- Source appropriate mentors
- Begin building your GAIA Portfolio and preparing for your Practical Assessment
What associate membership does not permit
- Registration on the list of GAIA instructors
- Independently advertising as a qualified GAIA Instructor
- Cover under the GAIA insurance unless working under supervision of a Full Member
Additional benefits of Full Membership
Full membership is only offered to Associate Members who obtain a GAIC instructor certificate. The GAIC award is the minimum requirement of a GAIA Instructor and Full Membership.
You must be over 18 years of age to become a GAIA Instructor and therefore become a Full Member. This is due to insurance
- Full trade listing on the GAIA website
- Ability to publish articles in "Members' Contributions" section of the website.
- Professional Insurance – Specific sports coaching third party insurance
- Continual Personal & Professional Development (CPPD) events.
- A professional support structure both social and technical.
- International recognition of the GAIA awards.
- Trade discounts from numerous game-angling tackle manufacturers.
- Special Members Only Offers (over and above our trade discount)
If you'd like to learn more about becoming GAIA instructor, before making an application, choose one of the options below for more information.