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

Chris Brodersen, Program Director, Mountain Creek, New Jersey

Leslie Carter, Massanutten, Virginia
Kacy Carlson, Mount Ashland, OR
John Erickson, Alumni
Ron Gerdes, Perfect North Slopes, Ohio
Sal Mascareñas, Grand Targhee, Wyoming
Dick Rosston, Alyeska, Alaska
Roman Gallegos, Pajarito Mountain, New Mexico
David Rhodes, Dodge Ridge, California
Jonathan Wilson, Old Forge, New York