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Outdoor Emergency Care® is the NSP's award-winning training program for patrollers and others in the recreation community who deal with emergency situations. This nationally recognized program is designed to help you manage the toughest emergencies, in all seasons.

Developed in the late 1980s for the 28,000 members of the National Ski Patrol, Outdoor Emergency Care is a training program that is tailored to the nonurban rescuer. Over the years, OEC has evolved to address the needs of other outdoor-based emergency care providers too, including wilderness medical technicians, river rafting and mountaineering guides, members of search and rescue groups, mountain bike patrollers, and parks and recreation employees.

Today, OEC is considered the standard of training for emergency care in the outdoor environment and is recognized by resorts and recreational facilities in all 50 states.


OEC programs includes the following courses:

  • OEC Course (a hybrid or in-person training course with approximately 80 to 120 hours of instruction)
  • OEC Challenge (Dr, RN, EMT, Paramedics,etc... can challenge the course.)
  • OEC Refresher Program (Yearly refreshers to maintain certification)
  • OEC Enhancement Seminar
  • Outdoor First Care (OFC is a First Aid certification level, typically held by those who work at the Resort that are not required to have Outdoor Emergency Care)

For more information about course offerings please contact your ski resort representative or the division supervisor for more information.

6th edition OEC Manual

Printed book + advantage is recommended. The book will be needed for reference when doing yearly refreshers. Ebooks come with a limited time for use.

To receive the 25% discount, use discount code NSPMEC2 on the shopping cart screen

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Asst. OEC Supervisor
Steve Ebb Aileen Cassidy

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