Required Medical & Avalanche Certification

Medical Certifications

You must have the following certifications for all Mountain Guide Programs:

  • Current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification [simple_tooltip content=’Higher training needs to be approved by the AMGA Medical Director – examples of acceptable training include: Emergency Medical Technician or Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician’] or higher[/simple_tooltip] that meets the Minimum Guidelines and Scope of Practice for a WFR
  • A current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification

Avalanche Certifications

For details on the updated avalanche education framework introduced in the 2017/18 season, please click here.

Alpine Skills Course (ASC)

Successful completion of a [simple_tooltip content=’AAI, AIARESAS or AAA Level I Avalanche Training + Avalanche Rescue’]Level I Avalanche Training and Avalanche Rescue Course[/simple_tooltip]

Alpine Guide Course (AGC)

Successful completion of a [simple_tooltip content=’

  • AAI, AIARESAS or AAA Level I + Avalanche Rescue
  • CAA Level I
  • AIARE or AAI Level II completed by the end of the 2016/17 season
  • AAA Level II completed from 2006 to the end of 2016/17 season’] Level I Avalanche Training and Avalanche Rescue Course, or AMGA approved Level II[/simple_tooltip]

Ice Instructor Course (IIC)

Successful completion of a [simple_tooltip content=’

  • AAI, AIARESAS or AAA Level I + Avalanche Rescue
  • CAA Level I
  • AIARE or AAI Level II completed by the end of the 2016/17 season
  • AAA Level II completed from 2006 to the end of 2016/17 season’] Level I Avalanche Training and Avalanche Rescue Course, or AMGA approved Level II[/simple_tooltip]

Ice Instructor Exam (IIE)

Successful completion of a [simple_tooltip content=’

  • AAI, AIARESAS or AAA Level I + Avalanche Rescue
  • CAA Level I
  • AIARE or AAI Level II completed by the end of the 2016/17 season
  • AAA Level II completed from 2006 to the end of 2016/17 season’] Level I Avalanche Training and Avalanche Rescue Course, or AMGA approved Level II[/simple_tooltip]

Advanced Alpine Guide Course (AAGC)

Successful completion of an [simple_tooltip content=’

  • AAI, AIARESAS, or AAA Pro 1
  • CAA Level I
  • AIARE or AAI Level II completed by the end of 2016/17 season
  • AAA Level II completed from 2006 to end of 2016/17 season’]AMGA approved or Pro 1, or Level II[/simple_tooltip]

Alpine Guide Exam (AGE)

Successful completion of an [simple_tooltip content=’

  • AAI, AIARESAS, or CMC Pro 2
  • CAA Level II
  • AAA Level III Certification from 2010 or later
  • AIARE Level III Certification from 2006 or later’]AMGA approved Pro 2, or Level III[/simple_tooltip]

Ski Guide Course (SGC)

Successful completion of an [simple_tooltip content=’

  • AAI, AIARESAS, or AAA Pro 1
  • CAA Level I
  • AIARE or AAI Level II completed by the end of 2016/17 season
  • AAA Level II completed from 2006 to end of 2016/17 season’]AMGA approved or Pro 1, or Level II[/simple_tooltip]

Advanced Ski Guide Course (ASGC)

Successful completion of an [simple_tooltip content=’

  • AAI, AIARESAS, or AAA Pro 1
  • CAA Level II
  • AAA Level III Certification from 2010 or later
  • AIARE Level III Certification from 2006 or later’]AMGA approved Pro 1, or Level III[/simple_tooltip]

Ski Guide Exam (SGE)

Successful completion of an [simple_tooltip content=’

  • AAI, AIARESAS, or CMC Pro 2
  • CAA Level II
  • AAA Level III Certification from 2010 or later
  • AIARE Level III Certification from 2006 or later’]AMGA approved Pro 2, or Level III[/simple_tooltip]