Participant Code of Conduct

AIARE expects high standards of integrity, professionalism, and inclusion from both participants and instructors on all courses offered by AIARE. AIARE will investigate all reports of behavior or actions that do not comply with the code of conduct and will take actions to correct harm caused by the behavior or action.

From  registration until the completion of the course, the following are expected of all AIARE participants on PRO 1, PRO 2, ITC, CLT, and CE courses:

  1. Meet the course essential eligibility requirements and have self-awareness to recognize your own physical, technical and teaching abilities and work within those.
  2. Inclusively fostering and participating in learning environments online, in written and verbal communications, and in person in the classroom or field.  in the classroom and in the field. This includes fostering inclusive learning spaces, using respectful language, and prioritizing the physical and emotional safety of AIARE course participants and instructors at all times.
  3. A commitment to continued development as an educator and avalanche professional.
  4. Professional and collaborative communication with AIARE Staff, Instructors and the greater snow and avalanche community.


AIARE does not tolerate discrimination, harassment and bullying in any form. This includes but is not limited to: unlawful harassment or any mistreatment by or of workers or students, guests, clients, or agency partners in the workplace or in a work-related situation on the basis of sex, gender identification race, color, nationality, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship, religion (or belief, where applicable), age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member), or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. If you suspect harassment, discrimination, or retaliation has occurred, you are encouraged to promptly provide a complaint to AIARE by  using this form.

Effective July 1, 2021