Skills Eval/Testing Weekend

Purpose: During this weekend, the student and SAR trainee has the opportunity to demonstrate all the skills learned during the course of training.

Format: This is a weekend course. Students individually visit skill stations in a "round robin" fashion, and are tested on all their skills. It also has modules where the student works with other trainees to demonstrate their skills in a team environment. (20 hours)

Skills emphasized: Self-sufficiency and proficiency with search & rescue skills and techniques. Prerequisites: Introduction to Wilderness Navigation Standard First Aid and CPR SAR Tactics Technical Rescue Systems Advanced Wilderness Navigation Outdoor Skills

Time, Date and Location

Note: The Trained Member program consists of the following courses: Outdoor Skills Introduction to Wilderness Navigation Standard First Aid and CPR SAR Tactics Winter Travel & Survival (optional) Technical Rescue Systems Advanced Wilderness Navigation SAR Skills Evaluation Weekend The Training Staff can often substitute similar courses taught by other agencies upon pre-approval.

Please refer to our training calendar

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the pre-reqs for this training?

A: This training is our final exam for the winter training. The following are mandatory:
  1. You should have taken most of the winter's training and reviewed the material. 
  2. You must have a Boy Scouts of America Medical Record form, filled out by your physician. Once completed, please scan it and email to "records@cal-esar.org".
  3. You must bring your full 72-hour pack
  4. You must bring your tarps for shelter. Tents are only permissible after you complete the final training.
Q: Will the final training be a drive-in or hike-in spot?

A: Drive-in. Do not plan to have access to your vehicle during training.

Q: Will there be water on-site?

A: Yes, but you should come prepared with your own water supply.