The Certified Ski Patroller 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, then 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:

  1. Avalanche
  2. Outdoor Emergency Care
  3. Outdoor Risk Management
  4. Rope Rescue
  5. Skiing and Riding
  6. 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.

​Your regional Certified advisors are available to help you find your way through the process and offer guidance. If you still find that you have questions and need further assistance, please feel free to contact the Certified Supervisor directly.

Please review our resources, check out our events, and contact your Region Certifies Advisor to see if the program is for you!  ​Thank you for your time and interest.  

Jon Wilson
Certified Supervisor
ph: ​315-723-0929