The International Kiteboarding Organisation was founded in November 2001
as an independent international organisation dedicated to the development
and promotion of kiteboarding worldwide.
Through the development of a professional network of affiliated kiteboarding
centres and trained instructors and examiners, the IKO provides a professional
level of teaching standards, recognised and applied worldwide. Today the
IKO is expanding its activities in order to improve its contribution to
the proper development of this fast growing sport.
IKO Kiteboarder Card
Students learning with an IKO centre will receive an IKO kiteboarder
workbook and IKO kiteboarder card.
The IKO kiteboarder card certifies your level according to your skills,
and allows schools, instructors and shops to be aware of your level.
Thanks to the kiteboarder card you can continue to learn at any IKO affiliated
kiteboarding centres located worldwide. Some centres request that you
present your card before you hire equipment, which is a great way to promote
Thanks to the kiteboarder card you can benefit from discounts and save
money around the world in shops participating in the IKO kiteboarder card
IKO Commitment to Quality Standards
Every year, teaching, certification, safety and quality standards are
improved. The IKO is striving to always provide better service and quality
and that is why these updates are necessary on a regular basis. The IKO
reserves the right to upgrade the standards during the year if necessary.
Quality standards are beneficial to all. They are designed by the IKO
to provide with the best quality in teaching and by applying them, the
teaching body’s credibility is enhanced. Students choose to learn
with an IKO instructor because they are aware that they will receive quality