Course Registration Documents

ITC required supplementary documents

  1. A resume detailing 5 seasons of backcountry experience involving leadership and decision making in avalanche terrain. You can use this document to detail your experience.
  2. Be able to show that you have had recent attendance (within four years) on an AIARE 1, 2, and Avalanche Rescue. Our database system will check this when you login to register. Check that your profile is up to date by logging into the AIARE website and checking “My Courses.”
  3. Your PRO 1 or Bridge certificate. If you took your course from AIARE, this will show up in your profile. If you took your course from another provider, you will need to provide a PDF or JPEG of your certificate.
  4. A completed and signed medical form. Download the PDF to your computer, fill it out, save it, and include it in your application.
  5. A signed copy of this acknowledgement of risk document.

 

CLT required supplementary documents

  1. A resume detailing 7 seasons of backcountry experience involving leadership and decision making in avalanche terrain. You can use this document to detail your experience.
  2. Check that your profile is up to date by logging into the AIARE website and checking “My Courses” to ensure that your profile demonstrates significant experience teaching Avalanche Rescue, AIARE 1, and AIARE 2.
  3. A letter of recommendation from a current AIARE Course Leader that speaks to your readiness to become a course leader. Please use this form.
  4. Your PRO 2 certificate (or equivalent – email don@avtraining.org if you feel you have equivalent training). If you took your course from AIARE (either a PRO 2 or an AIARE 3), this will show up in your profile. If you took your course from another provider, you will need to provide a PDF or JPEG of your certificate.
  5. A completed and signed medical form. Download the PDF to your computer, fill it out, save it, and include it in your application.
  6. A signed copy of this acknowledgement of risk document.

 

PRO 1 required supplementary documents

  1. A resume showing the relevant backcountry winter travel experience and/or work experience. Please use this document to detail your experience.
  2. Three days of field book trip plans to demonstrate that you have applied the Level 1 principles of decision making in winter backcountry terrain. This could include the daily trip plan, field weather and snowpack observations, and debrief notes. You may also submit copies of operational meeting forms if you are currently working as a professional.  This documentation can be photos or screenshots, but all pieces should be consolidated into one document.
  3. Copy of your certificate of completion for AIARE 1 (or A3-recognized Recreational Level 1).
  4. Copy of your certificate of completion for AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course (or A3-recognized Avalanche Rescue Course).
  5. A completed and signed medical form.
  6. Signed acknowledgement of risk document.

 

PRO 2 required supplementary documents

  1. A resume showing the required work experience participating in daily operational practices that involve avalanche risk management. You can use this document to detail your experience.
  2. A letter (or letters) of reference from supervisor(s) who are American Avalanche Association Pro Members. You can use this document as a template for your letter of reference.
  3. Two days of operational hazard forecast forms (please include both AM and PM for each day). This documentation can be photos or screenshots, but all pieces should be consolidated into one document.
  4. Two recent snow profiles in both notebook (table) and drafted form.  This documentation can be photos or screenshots, but all pieces should be consolidated into one document.
  5. Copy of your PRO 1 Course Certificate (or PRO 1 Bridge Certificate).
  6. Your certificate for AIARE Avalanche Rescue course (or A3 recognized Avalanche Rescue Fundamentals course) OR Equivalent.*
  7. A completed and signed medical form.
  8. Signed acknowledgement of risk document.

* “Equivalent” must be documented by submitting the AIARE Rescue Assessment Checklist and a letter of reference. The goal of this requirement is for the applicant to have demonstrated that he or she can lead and coordinate a backcountry avalanche rescue that involves managing site safety, managing responders, and conducting a successful search and excavation in a multiple burial scenario. Each item on the checklist should be reviewed and initialed by the applicant’s work supervisor, and the attached letter of reference must include information (including dates and location of practice) attesting that the applicant has demonstrated each skill/step during workplace rescue response practices, and that her/his competency has been evaluated by a supervisor.