Certified Program clinic and exam for the InterMountain Division (IMD) will be held on TBA. 

More details about preparation clinics and how to sign up for this exam will be posted this Fall.  Exams to be given: OEC, Risk Management, Hill Safety, and Avalanche & Snow Science.

The NSP Education Committee is continually updating the Certified curriculum.  Please visit the NSP.org page using THIS LINK to view the latest materials.


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 described on the NSP.org Certified page, linked 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.