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Leave No Trace Training


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The Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop is a two -hour class focusing on the 7 principles of Leave No Trace practices in the backcountry. This is required for anyone going through OA Leader Training and is typically offered in conjunction with the Technical Skills Course.

See the OA TripStore for dates and times and to sign up.

CPR Training

CPR is one of the core Leader Training requirements. OA teaches both Adult CPR and Basic Life Support (BLS). Certification in adult CPR is all that is required for OA Leaders and includes CPR and Automatic Electronic Defibrillation (AED) training from the American Heart Association. OA also teaches a more advanced course--Basic Life Support (BLS) which includes CPR for Adults, Infants and Children as well as AED. This course is a requirement for lifeguards, EMTs and Wilderness First Responders. Both certifications are good for 2 years.

See the OA TripStore for dates and times and to sign up.

Leader Training FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

When do I have to complete everything?

You can take the various components of training at different times during the year with the exception of the Leader Training 6-day trip which must be taken after you have completed all of the other requirements.