An approved course is one that is readily verifiable by IPGA. For verification purposes it is recommended that the course have a website, including online instructor qualifications, course syllabus and contact details. The applicant should link to these pages in his/her application.
The course should be conducted by either:
The Wilderness First Aid course should include in its syllabus:
A Glacier Travel/Crevasse Rescue course must be a minimum 4 days duration and should be conducted by an IFMGA/UIAGM-certified institution or guide. The course should be designed for guides, leaders or persons taking leadership responsibility on glaciated terrain. Beginners courses are not appropriate as a stand-alone course.
Syllabus should include:
Courses that concentrate primarily on alpine, ice or rock climbing are not considered relevant for IPGA endorsement. Additionally, in order to replicate expedition conditions, a course should also cover glacier travel over snow-bridged crevasses, holding a falling person, and rescue out of real crevasses.
Additional private training with a professional mountain guide may be required.
Annual refreshers or regular practice of crevasse rescue technique is recommended.
Before registering on a course IPGA encourages applicants to contact our Membership and Registration Committee to confirm its suitability firstname.lastname@example.org
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A Firearms Safety course should include in its syllabus:
Military firearms training is acceptable however you must be able to verify your training.