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

Dick Rosston, Alyeska, Alaska
Kacy Carlson, Mount Ashland, Oregon
David Rhodes, Dodge Ridge, California
Roman Gallegos, Pajarito Mountain, New Mexico
Ron Gerdes, Perfect North Slopes, Ohio
Nathan Wageley, Massanutten, Virginia
Jonathan Wilson, Old Forge, New York