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Field Leader (Hiking + Winter)

This 2.5-day certification course combines the Field Leader (Hiking) course with the winter extension so you'll be prepared to lead in all seasons. Taught in winter conditions, this course covers the systematic approach to planning and managing a hiking activity for both new and experienced leaders, and includes the additional considertions necessary for operating throughout the year. This course is recognized by Parks Canada and Alberta Parks as meeting the permitting requirement for a 2-day group management course. Prerequisite: none. Includes: instructor, manuals, certificates, 1-year Outdoor Council of Canada membership. Graduates will be listed in the National Outdoor Leaders Registry with the dual certification.

Field Leader (Hiking)

This 2-day certification course provides the training required to lead others on 1-day outdoor adventures in low-risk terrain. Designed for entry-level leaders, this systematic approach to planning and managing a hiking activity will also be useful for more experienced leaders. This course is recognized by Parks Canada and Alberta Parks as meeting the permitting requirement for a 2-day group management course. Prerequisite: none. Includes: instructor, manual, certificate, 1-year Outdoor Council of Canada membership. Graduates will be listed in the National Outdoor Leaders Registry.

During the winter, see our Field Leader (Hiking+Winter) course. This program will be offered again in the spring.

Field Leader (Winter)

This 1-day certification course provides the extended training required to lead others on a winter adventure in low-risk hiking terrain. Prerequisite: Field Leader certification, active Outdoor Council of Canada membership. Includes: instructor, manual, certificate.

See our Field Leader (Hiking+Winter) that incorporates this extension!

Field Leader (Overnight)

This 2-day overnight certification course will extend your Field Leader (Leadership Level 1) certification so as to be eligible to lead overnight trips in low-risk hiking, paddling or equine terrain. Prerequisite: Field Leader certification, active Outdoor Council of Canada membership. Includes: instructor, manual, certificate.