Membership Categories

There are five different categories of CAA membership

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.