Certified Program

For more information on the Certified Program please contact:

Jay Biersbach     716-474-5851

What is a Certified Patroller?

A Certified Patroller is an individual who has demonstrated that he\she has achieved a very high level of Patrolling skills in Six areas of patrolling. To achieve this level each candidate has gone through the Certified Program.

What is the Certified Program?

The Certified Program is a test of a patroller's skills at the highest level. The test is a composition of 6 modules in which the Candidate must ascertain an average grade of 8 out of 10 for each module. (Local Patrollers are rated at 5, Senior 6, S&T Evaluator 7.)

A simple overview of the program for a Candidate is:



Certified Test - 3 Days

Module 1

Area Operations and Risk Management  

Module 2 Avalanche Management
Module 3
Outdoor Emergency Care  
Module 4 Lift Evacuation and Rope Management  
Module 5 Skiing  
Module 6 Toboggan


For more detailed information about the Certified Program click on this link which will take you to the Eastern Division Certified Program http://www.nspeast.org/certified

If you have any questions or you are ready to get started, please contact me.
The Certified Program is a great program, you will learn a lot about yourself.


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