AIARE-Provided Instructor Continuing Education

For the 2022–23 season, AIARE will offer a webinar series and two in-person workshops. These courses are designed for avalanche education professionals and are open to any instructor from an AIARE or non-AIARE provider.


View AIARE instructor CE requirements and the list of non-AIARE approved CE courses


    • Recorded webinars from the 2021-22 season are available at the bottom of this webpage and can still be used to meet AIARE-CE requirements if any instructor has not already viewed them.
    • A PRO 2 course from any A3 course provider, as well as the AIARE Course Leader Training, count as AIARE Continuing Education.
    • If you took the AIARE Instructor Training Course last season, please just list your ITC on the CE tracking template (found here,) and upload that as a PDF to your Instructor Status Requirements page. Alternatively, you may upload your ITC certificate of training.

Instructional Coaching Workshop (Classroom-based)

Three days is a very short amount of time to teach someone how to manage their risk in a highly uncertain environment like the winter backcountry. Your instructional skills and ability to establish an inclusive learning environment determines the difference between empowering students to continue to learn from their experiences safely in the backcountry and blindly repeating the course's tours or being too scared to go out. This workshop will cover best practices for creating effective, inclusive lesson plans to create productive learning environments that meet learners’ needs and ensure students leave with actions to take instead of things that they know. Participants in this workshop will get hands-on practice creating or honing their existing lessons from their AIARE courses and will finish the session with a template and concrete strategies for building productive learning environments in the classroom and the field.

Cost: $150

Teaching Rescue Workshop (Field-based)

We ask our students to take a rescue course every couple of years to keep abreast of best practices—and so should you! This workshop will be a combination of rescue professional development and instructor continuing education. We'll review the current state of best practice, provide opportunities to get familiar with a variety of makes and models of transceivers and collaborate with other instructors on tips and tricks for demonstrating rescue, coaching confused students, and managing courses with very diverse skills and background experience.

Cost: $200

Webinar Series

After the success of last season's webinar series, AIARE will again offer several virtual workshops on a variety of topics ranging from a panel discussion on group dynamics to a report on the latest research relevant to avalanche education. Sign up for webinars individually for $15 per webinar, or get a pass to all five for $40.

Cost: $15 for one, or $40 for all five paid webinars

Webinars from the 2021–22 Season

Want to watch or re-watch webinars from the 2021–22 season? Click below to watch recordings of the webinars. Each webinar counts for at least one hour of Continuing Education and can be used toward CE for this year if you haven't already used them to count toward CE requirements from the 2021-22 season.

Check out the offerings below or head to our YouTube channel to watch them all.