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Industry Certifications

  • We offer a variety of industry certifications through the Advanced Wilderness Leadership Certificate. They change from year to year, but currently include:

    • Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 & 2 - Canadian Avalanche Association
    • Nordic Ski Instructor Level 1 - Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors
    • Lakewater Instructor - Recreational Canoeing Association of British Columbia
    • Moving Water Level 1 - Recreational Canoeing Association of British Columbia
    • Assistant Sea Kayak Guide - Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of British Columbia
    • Wilderness First Responder - Sirius Wilderness Medicine          
    • Basic Cruising Standard - Canadian Yachting Association
    • Raft Guide - British Columbia River Outfitters Association
    • Swiftwater Rescue Technician - Rescue 3 International
    • Marine VHF Operators - Canadian Power & Sail Squadron
    • Level 1 Ski Operations - Canadian Avalanche Association


    All students are eligible to attain these certifications – but they may have to take more than the required eight electives to do so.

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  • The Gear You Need

    Download the AWLP Student Handbook for detailed info on the equipment you'll need, the level of fitness required and much more.