Course Detail

Course Type and Name

AIARE Pro 1 Bridge Exam

PRO 1 Bridge Course/Exam, Ski/Splitboard Feb 12-13, 2019


American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education


Course location

Togwotee Pass, WY


Begin: 02/12/2019; End: 02/13/2019



Course Details

The AIARE PRO 1 Bridge Course/Exam is a two-day exam that provides certification for the experienced avalanche worker. Bridge applicants are required to be currently working (guides, patrollers, highway workers, instructors). In order to be eligible, participants must provide documentation demonstrating they are routinely applying SWAG guidelines to daily observations and participating in their operations’ risk assessment.

The Bridge Course/Exam assumes the participant has backcountry experience and he or she is a working professional with field practice of applying the key decision-making aids taught in the AIARE 1, including the AIARE Trip Plan, the Communication Checklist, Avalanches and Observations Reference, and the Review the Day checklists found in the AIARE (blue) Field Book.

The Bridge Course/Exam is an evaluation to the PRO 1 standard, and is targeted for professionals who can document and demonstrate that their skills and experience in the workplace meet this standard. Students who are not currently in the workplace are advised to take the AIARE PRO 1 course, rather than the Bridge Course/Exam. In addition, students who may meet the minimum standard for the Bridge but lack depth of applied experience are encouraged to consider the AIARE PRO 1. Doing so will provide the student with not only the content and learning of the PRO 1 curriculum, but also the opportunity for mentored practice and feedback before evaluation.

Please see our website for important pre-course and class information, prerequisites and materials required to submit an application.

After you complete the online registration and submit your payment, please email the required supporting documentation ( to within 24 hours. You can find the necessary forms online at Only once we receive and review your application materials will your spot in the course be confirmed.

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