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Certified Program

Welcome to the ESR Certified Program!
The Certified Program is the next step beyond Senior. It encompasses a nine part testing situation which includes a written exam the candidate must pass prior to taking the discipline itself. The program is extremely informative and takes a dedicated candidate approximately three years to complete. It is a terrific opportunity to meet and work with some of the best patrollers in the five western states.

Below is a list of files with each component for Certified Skills and Testing outlined. The criteria for passing at the Associate level and Certified levels are described and reference materials given.
  • Skiing, Telemarking and Snowboarding
  • Risk Management
  • Hill Safety
  • APP Clinics
  • Avalanche Science and Evaluation
  • Avalanche Rescue
  • Toboggan
  • Medical
  • Explosives
Ready to join the APP Certified program now? Your $40 annual fee will make you a member of the Association of Professional Patrollers (APP) as well as the FWD Certified Program. This membership will allow you to attend any/all of the APP clinics and ski/board for only $10/day. One day of skiing/boarding will pay for itself.
Fill out and email or USPS mail your completed application and pay online. Once your completed paperwork and payment is received you will receive more information on the Certified program and become eligible for discounted passes and clinics for this year.

Please review the web site at for more info.

Next Step After Senior Doc:Next_Step_after_senior
Association of Professional Patrollers Application:APPReg
Association of Professional Patrollers Newsletter:NL5


These clinics are for ALL Interested patrollers for BOTH training and testing. For us folks in the Tahoe area, the June Mountain and Mammoth Mountain will be amazing opportunities to benefit from the training and testing offered with experts from all over the West that will be onsite.

To Be Announced

Please contact me for ANY additional information regarding the clinics or to request specific training prior to any of the above listed clinics.