A Certified Program clinic and exam will be held February 21 - 23, 2020 for the InterMountain Division (IMD) hosted by Beaver Mountain Resort, Logan, Utah.  We plan to evaluate the Skiing, Toboggan Handling, Risk Management, Avalanche Rescue and Ropes Rescue modules.  More details about preparation clinics and how to sign up for this exam will be posted this Fall. 

The following files were recently approved by the NSP Education Committee and are the criteria we will use for examining each of the Certified modules. Click here to download all seven PDF Files in one Zip file.

The Certified Program - Governing Excerpt from the NSP Policies & Procedures Manual PDF
Certified Avalanche Module PDF
Certified Low Angle Lift Evacuation Module PDF
Certified Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) Module PDF
Certified Skiing and Riding Proficiency Module PDF
Certified Outdoor Risk Management Module (ORM) PDF
Certified Outdoor Emergency Transportation (OET) Module PDF


The following files outline what the Association of Professional Patrollers (APP) uses for their evaluation criteria on the nine areas of knowledge for their Certified Program.  These files are provided as an additional educational reference; for your information only.  The IMD's evaluation criteria in the modules, above, are the sole testing criteria.

Avalanche Rescue PDF
Avalanche & Snow Science PDF
Avalanche Mitigation and Explosives PDF
Hill Safety & Prevention PDF
Medical Rescue PDF
Risk Management PDF
Rope Rescue PDF
Ski/Snowboard/Telemark Performance PDF
Toboggan Handling Performance PDF

If you are a Senior Patroller and interested in becoming Certified, please contact Sal Mascareñas at (208) 317-4756 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and to get on his mailing list.