- Industry Services
This two day course was developed in response to numerous requests from volunteer and professional SAR organizations to combine the CAA's industry standard Level 1 program with current best practices in organized avalanche search and rescue. Participants must be physically fit and be able to travel in deep snow conditions in the backcountry via snowshoe or skis. Snowmobiles and snowcats are used on the courses, as they would be in an avalanche search a rescue mission, but have a limited use on an actual avalanche scene, therefore all participants are required to be competent backcountry skiers or mobile and functional on snowshoes.
If you have met the prerequisites listed below then you may register on-line for the course of your choice (if available). Note that on-line registration opens on September 3, 2012 and requires full payment at time of registration (including applicable hut fees).
NEW: You will be required to upload a scan of the following documents during your registration process. Without them, you will be unable to complete your registration. A scan can be a legible digital photo of the required document. A scan is needed of:
Note: A $20 fee will be charged if you require the CAA to search through its records for a certificate copy. This must be done prior to registration.
Registered participants will receive an e-mail one month prior to course start. This e-mail will contain the course logistical information as well as pre-course readings. Course materials, including student manual, will be given out at course start.
Taught by Avalanche Search & Rescue specialists, this course trains workers to:
Participants must meet the following prerequisites:
NOTE: The AvSAR course will become a prerequisite for the L2 M2 course in the 2013-2014 winter season.
There is an evaluation component to the course. A passing mark of 71% must be obtained on the final exam to complete the course successfully.
Participants will be required to bring the following equipment for the field session:
Level 1 Prior Learning Assessment for Exemption Use this form in order to receive exemption from the Avalanche Operations Level 1 prerequisite for the Avalanche Search and Rescue Response SeminarLevel 1 Prior Learning Assessment for Exemption
AvSAR Response Prior Learning Assessment for Equivalency Use this form when applying for equivalency to the AvSAR Response SeminarAvSAR Response Prior Learning Assessment for Equivalency
If ALL course dates for a course are full, the CAA will take applicants to be put on a waiting list. A general e-mail will be sent out to the waiting list if a spot becomes open for one of the course dates.
Nov 30, 2013 to Dec 01, 2013
Jan 18, 2014 to Jan 19, 2014
Jan 25, 2014 to Jan 26, 2014