- Industry Services
Becoming a member of the CAA requires knowledge of evolving avalanche-related sciences, specialized technical training, and extensive operational experience. CAA members serve society by competently evaluating avalanche hazards and managing risks to protect people and property from avalanches. As a member of the CAA, you gain an important credential that assures these vital responsibilities are conducted by a capable and qualified individual.
CAA Membership Categories:
Associate Members are groups, clubs or businesses involved in avalanche-related activities or supplying a product or service applicable to avalanche-related activities.
Affiliate Members have completed the CAA’s Industry Training Program – Level 1 (or equivalent) and are engaged in avalanche-related activities on a regular or part-time basis.
Active Members have completed the CAA’s Industry Training Program – Level 1 (or equivalent) and have been engaged in avalanche-related activities during two of the past four winter seasons.
Professional Members have completed the CAA’s Industry Training Program – Level 2 (or equivalent) and have had full-time employment in avalanche-related activities during four of the past six winter seasons.
Qualified Avalanche Planners have met the standards of the CAA Recommended Minimum Training and Expereince for Qualified Avalanche Planners matrix (August 2008) and have registered themselves with the CAA.
QAP Update 19 March 2013: The Membership Committee has been working closely with the CAA’s Board of Directors and the Professional Practices Committee to resolve issues in administering the QAP application process, and overall governance related to the QAP membership category. Over the next several weeks the Board will be communicating to the CAA membership on these issues in advance of the CAA’s AGM on May 7th.
The Membership Committee has been authorized by the board to hold off further approval of Qualified Avalanche Planners until these issues have been resolved.