AIARE 2 Instructor Qualifications 2016

For information on the 2017-2018 instructor qualifications, consult this document: 2017 Instructor Qualifications  

This document is currently not available to download as of 8/25/2017, see qualifications below.

 Instructor Progression:

There are two levels of instructor qualifications.

1. Course Instructor – qualified to instruct AIARE 1 & 2 and one day Avalanche Rescue courses under a Course Leader.  A Course Leader must be present for the entire course.

2. Course Leader – qualified to Course Lead an AIARE 1 & 2 and the one day Avalanche Rescue Courses.  A Course Leader is required on all courses.  A course leader must be present during the entire course.

The AIARE 1 Instructor Training Couse MUST be taken prior to the AIARE CLT (Course Leader Training) Course.

The qualifications for AIARE 2 Instructors and Course Leaders are below.

AIARE Course Instructor

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years personal experience with leadership and decision making in backcountry avalanche terrain.
  • AIARE curriculum familiarity that includes:
    1. AIARE 3 Certification. (other level 3 certificates do not meet the requirement)
    2. Recent (within 2 years) observation of an AIARE 2 Course.
  • Currently teaching AIARE 1 Courses.
  • AIARE 2 Instructor Training Course or current 2016-17 CLT (Course Leader Training) class
  • AAA membership (Professional Level Membership).

Required Continued Professional Development

  • Update teaching materials as they become available.
  • AIARE ITC 2 or IRC 2 Course (minimum every 3 years).

Recommended Qualifications

  • AMGA Ski Guide or Alpine Guide training course.
  • AAA certified instructor.

INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATION FORMS DOWNLOAD LINKS BELOW…

 

Course Leader – AIARE 2

Required Qualifications

  • Instructor experience on 3 or more AIARE 2 courses.
  • Letter
    of recommendation from a supervising AIARE Course Leader outlining
    AIARE 2 courses taught, professional leadership experience and teaching
    experience.
  • AIARE 3 certificate. (other level 3 certificates do not meet the requirement)
  • AIARE Instructor Training Course for AIARE 1 and AIARE 2.
  • Minimum of four winters professional leadership experience in backcountry terrain.
  • AAA membership (Professional Level Membership).

Required Continued Professional Development

  • Update teaching materials as they become available.
  • AIARE ITC 2 or IRC 2 Course (minimum every 3 years).

Recommended Qualifications

  • AAA certified instructor.
  • AMGA Ski Guide or Alpine Guide certification

AIARE instructor and course leader qualifications forms downloads