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Southern Division Certified Program
2014 Certfied Exam

Certified is a program that demands

"... the highest level of proficiency from patrollers through training and testing and would promote a level of patrolling in which there would be no compromise with excellence in skiing, first aid, patrol management, administration and leadership."
— George Wesson [1921-2010], who developed the Certified Program for NSP and subsequently for Southern Division.

This program includes the following modules, all of which must be completed with a three-year period:

  • Module 1: Area Operations and Risk Management
  • Module 2: Avalanche Management
  • Module 3: Emergency Care
  • Module 4: Lift Evacuation and Rope Knowledge
  • Module 5: Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Module 6: Toboggan Handling
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Southern Division Certified Clinic
Division Program
Wintergreen Patrol
Come play and learn about the Southern Division Certified Program! We're hosting a one-day clinic focusing on OEC Bystander scenario as well as Low-angle rope rescue. A meeting room will be available to store belongings Start time TBD Please contact Landon Figg 804-615-3473 or Nate Wagley 703-470-2040
Certified Clinic 2-6-2022 Nate Wagley
Blue Ridge Region
Ski Beech Mountain Patrol
NSP Certified Clinic #3 OEC/AVI/ORM 2-12-2022 Nathan Wageley
West Virginia Region
Timberline Patrol
Time : 8:00 am at the First Aid / Boot Up Room Candidate Patrollers attending must be a pre-approved applicant by the SD Certified Program . Event will cover OET ( ski/sled ) and OEC ( team scenarios ) and ORM ( lifts and ops tour ) . Jeff Ayers Timberline Mountain Patrol Representative 304-403-2074 , jayers@timberlinemountain.com Nathan Wageley 703-470-2040 , ntwageley@gmail.com
Cerified Clinic 1-8-2022 Nate Wageley

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