In Rocky Mountain, it's "attained" or "did not attain."In the East they're still listed as Exams in the schedule.
I've been told by Examiners that you don't "Fail" an exam, you just maintain your current level and don't move up.
Took a look at my exam history and I see the word "Fail" more than once.
That's right for the L3 Teach.In the CSIA "Evaluation" it's ME, "Meets Expectations", or NI, "Needs Improvement". No exam, no pass or fail. Easy Peasy
Not to get into it too deep, but I don't think it's rocket science. Ski instruction isn't at all a viable living in most parts of the US and at most ski areas. Sure, there are some exceptions, so let's not go down that hole as it isn't relevant to the realities of the goals of most people. By and large, there is little $$$ incentive to attaining higher certs in many schools. (Thankfully, that hasn't been my personal experience.) For many, it's simply a 'self-challenge'.I was really surprised to hear an Examiner describe the current state of Exams & candidates. Sounds like a real free fall.