AIARE Professional Avalanche Education Courses

Welcome to the new Professional Course Flow.  Some details and the course schedule are still being finalized, so check back often for updates.

AIARE Professional Avalanche Education Course Flow

The Pro 2 course is an advanced certification course for experienced and professional avalanche practitioners, professional guides, patrollers and advanced baker_avy_march_2012recreational backcountry travelers. The course is 6 days long, has a maximum student to instructor ratio of 5:1, and is a pass/fail course.

Individuals who successfully complete the course and receive a passing grade (70% or greater) receive a PRO 2 certificate provided by the AIARE administration.

Student requirements for enrolling in a Pro 2 course:

  • Students must have a Pro 1 certificate- starting to be offered in 2017
  • Students must have a AAA-recognized Avalanche Rescue course- also starting to be offered in 2017
  • Students must have a minimum of 40 days of operational experience over two winter seasons, and 
  • Students must have a letter of reference from a supervisor verifying:
    • 40 days minimum work experience, over two operating seasons. This can be in the same calendar year if the worker has worked in both the northern and southern hemispheres. This includes participation as a team member, attending daily ops meetings, and participation in operational activities that require risk management
    • Avalanche rescue (companion) practices with team leader responsibility.  The application has participated in multi-team organized avalanche rescue exercises
    • The applicant is able to complete the tasks required of a route leader or ski guide
  • Student must submit examples of the following professional documentation
    • Two profiles
    • Two operational meeting forms
    • Two pages from two days of field observations

Registration for Pro programs will close when either the class roster is full, or two weeks prior to the program, whichever comes first.

Please note: AIARE is offering one AIARE 3 course this summer in Chile. After this course, there will be no more AIARE 3 courses, as AIARE will only offer Pro 1 and Pro 2 courses.

2017 AIARE 3 Course Schedule – Corralco, Chile

2017 Pro 2 Course Schedule- coming soon!

View Class Details Class Type Date Begin Date End Location State
Class details AIARE 3 August 3, 2017 August 9, 2017 Corralco Chile

To sign up for a course, login to your AIARE account, then click on “class details” for the course of interest in the table above.