CPR Requirement

The National Ski Patrol Outdoor Emergency Care Program requires all patrollers and candidates to have annual certification in professional level (two rescuer) CPR.

All students in my classes MUST have immaculate CPR skills and be prepared to do picture perfect CPR and AED administration as an integrated, life saving skill at any time. I strongly recommend that you participate in a CPR class regardless of your CPR status. Be sure to read "The Best Christmas Present" by Dallas Glass, a Truckee OEC student in 2006.

Your CPR skills must be based on the 2015 standards. The ONLY certifications that are acceptable for this class are American Red Cross "Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers", the "American Heart Association - Health Care Provider BLS" or the professional level American Health and Safety Institute (AHSI) or National Safety Council course. Adult CPR, Community CPR, Heart Saver, etc. are NOT acceptable. Your certification must include two-person CPR, AED training, use of bag valve mask and pocket mask and use of oral airways.

To locate a class in your area go to the American Heart Association or American Red Cross websites.

For all certifications, NSP considers the certificate good for ONE year, even though the certifying agency may allow a longer period.