The Certified Program

The Certified program is the highest level of certification for alpine patrollers.  It enables patrollers to build on their experiences gained while patrolling and through other NSP programs.  It consists of six core modules which require independent training, advanced research, and an evaluation to complete.

  • Avalance
  • Low Angle Lift Evacuation
  • Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC)
  • Outdoor Risk Management (ORM)
  • Skiing/Riding
  • Toboggan

Certified Program Supervisors

Sal Mascareñas, Program Director, Grand Targhee, Wyoming

Kacy Carlson, Mount Ashland, Oregon
John Erickson, Alumni
Steven Funk, VRon Gerdes, Perfect North Slopes, Ohio
Roman Gallegos, Pajarito Mountain, New Mexico
John Mirus, Alumni, Arizona
David Rhodes, Dodge Ridge, California
Dick Rosston, Alyeska, Alaska
Bill Somers, Pajarito Mountain, New Mexico
Lance Vaughan, Dodge Ridge, California
Nathan Wageley, Massanutten, Virginia
Jonathan Wilson, Old Forge, New York