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What does the candidate program entail?

We offer a Winter candidate class from December – May and an off-season program class from June – November.  There are also online assessments and learning assignments each Candidate is required to complete.  The OEC/Candidate fee is ~$300 which includes NSP dues, the OEC course fee, books, candidate vest.  You will pay $150 of this fee directly to Ski Patrol and the remaining is paid directly to NSP when you set up your account online.

The OEC classroom course covers the Outdoor Emergency Care text book with practical hands on application.  There is also training on snow that you will go through on skis or snowboard during the actual ski season.  The entire candidate program will take approximately 1 1/2 ski seasons.