Certified is a national skills development and verification
program that provides a readily identifiable resource of highly
motivated, skilled, and knowledgeable patrollers to better serve NSP,
ski area management and the outdoor recreation community.
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 test 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.
Certified National Program Supervisor: Chris Brodersen, firstname.lastname@example.org