Outdoor First Care

NSP’s Specialized Outdoor Education

NSP’s training programs for ski patrollers and mountain hosts are considered the standard of training for emergency care in the outdoor environment and are recognized by resorts and recreational facilities in all 50 states.

Outdoor First Care (OFC) is the NSP’s course designed for those interested in serving as Mountain Hosts at ski areas and others who need an entry-level first aid course.  The course is offered through local patrols. It includes content knowledge and hands-on skills training and evaluation.

Participants earn a two-year certification. The current national course fee is $25. There is no refresher requirement for this course; renewal courses are offered with no national course fee.