The Certified Program is the ultimate test of your patrolling capabilities and knowledge base. Your preparation to participate will provide a unique opportunity to learn from others, to broaden your experience and sharpen your skills. Admission is not automatic. The credentials of a certified candidate are reviewed and qualified individuals are invited to participate in the annual certified test. The certified exam is an intensive 3-day event that tests all aspects of your patrolling skills.
The Certified Program has six core components examining physical endurance, knowledge, and experience, all requiring individual study and travel. The six core components are: Avalanche, Outdoor Emergency Care, Outdoor Risk Management, Rope Rescue, Skiing and Riding, Toboggan Handling. The specifics of each component can be found below in a document titled “ Certified Program Operations Manual”. This member designed and approved standard is without compromise, where excellence is mandatory.
Over the past year COVID19 has increasingly impacted our professional and personal lives. We cancelled our annual exam in March 2020. The Leadership team will be reviewing our decision matrix for March 2021. We are working to be cognizant of the risks while providing a reasonably safe environment to work in. We all have a responsibility to protect ourselves, our counterparts and the skiing public.
Your regional Certified advisors are available to help you find your way through the process and offer you guidance. If you still find that you have questions and need further assistance, please feel free to contact me directly.
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