Intermountain Division OEC Module of the Senior Program

Thinking about registering for this season's OEC Module of the Senior Program Evaluation?  There’s a lot of work you’ll need to do to get ready, and it’s important that you understand the level of commitment that is required for your success.

Here’s a rundown on the steps you’ll need to follow:

Planning ahead:

  • You must be a current NSP member and hold a current certification as OEC technician to pursue your Senior. (We’ll need copies of your cards before you are able to participate in the evaluation).
  • You must have a minimum of one full ski season of prior experience as an active Patroller within the last three years before you are eligible for Senior.  (Your candidate year does not count.)
  • Obtain and read NSP's The Ski Patroller’s Manual (14th edition).
  • Download, review and plan for the completion of the Senior OEC Candidate Checklist (see “Links & Forms” below) and all of the steps outlined on the checklist.

Getting registered:

  • You will need to register on the NSP website.
  • NSP - Login to NSP.org and select Member Resources - Course Schedule.  Then search for and register for course TBA.
  • IMD - Download and complete the IMD Senior Candidate Application (see “Links & Forms” below). 
  • Your will need your Patrol Director to sign your Senior application signifying he or she believes you have Senior level skills and meet the requirements for evaluation.
  • Once you have your Patrol Director's approval, immediately scan and e-mail your signed application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Then, mail your check with $45.00 registration fee to Debra Wright 103 S 725 W Blackfoot Id 83221 to reserve your place. Make check out to IMD OEC.

Getting Prepared:

  • Determine who on your patrol serves as your patrol’s Senior Training Coordinator for OEC skills —this patroller (an OEC IT or OEC instructor who is OEC senior level is required) will work with you to plan and coordinate the training activities you will engage in to prepare for the Senior OEC evaluation, and sign off on your checkoffs. Please send your trainers name to Debra Wright.
  • Download, review and plan for the completion of the OEC Senior Skills Performance Checkoff. (see “Links & Forms” below).
  • Complete and submit Written Scenario Exercises (this involves writing essay answers to two scenario problems described in Appendix G of The Ski Patroller’s Manual).
  • Write and submit a new senior-level OEC scenario.  A “how to” guide to scenario content, a sample senior-level scenario, the scenario scoring matrix, and the senior-level OEC scenario blank form, are provided below under “Links & Forms.”
  • Participate as the leader in a minimum of 4 senior-level OEC practice scenarios.  (Completion is documented on the bottom of the OEC senior Skills Performance Check-Off Form).
  • The completed OEC Senior Skills Performance Checkoff, Senior Scenario, and Written Scenario Exercises all must be submitted by Feb. 1, 2019 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Getting Evaluated:

  • You are responsible for bringing a patient with you to your Evaluation.  Your patient must be an experienced patroller.  Please  provide your patient’s name and contact information by Feb. 1, 2019.
  • Bring your fully stocked patrol belt / vest to the event.  Be prepared to use up gloves and fresh bandage supplies treating 4-5 guests in the day. 
  • Treat the day as real scenarios.

 

Sound like a lot?  That’s BECAUSE IT IS!

Senior OEC is an essential component of the NSP’s Senior program, and is tailor made for members who aspire to perform at the upper levels of proficiency as patrollers. This process will help you to develop and enhance your decision making, problem management and leadership skills. If you’re willing to work hard throughout the season to prepare, your success is in your own hands.

The Senior OEC evaluation day has limited capacity and so allocation of evaluation slots is first come, first served.

Additional details about the day will be provided by email only to registered Senior OEC candidates.  Submit questions regarding the Evaluation to Debra Wright at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Links & Forms: (Right-click to download)  (Links updated 1/6/2018)

Send all forms to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as they are completed.

Planning Ahead:

Senior OEC Candidate Checklist

Getting Registered:

IMD Senior Candidate Application

Getting Prepared:

OEC Senior Skills Performance Check-Off Form

Writing your Senior Scenario:

Senior Level Scenario Guide

Sample Senior Level Scenario

Scenario Scoring Matrix

Senior Level Scenario Blank Form