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OEC Certification

Want to graduate with an outdoor leader certification from the OEC? Or possibly you just want to take some amazing outdoor skills classes and workshops?
The OEC offers 3 levels of certification. Those with a Level 3 Certification will not only be completing professional trainings but also helping teach many of the OEC workshops. Below is a snapshot of the requirements for each level of certification.

Level 1 Certification

Workshops (2)

  • Introduction to Group Dynamics
  • Introduction to Wilderness Travel

Medical Training (1)

  • Wilderness Medicine Workshop (WMW) or Higher

Experience (2)

  • Co-lead 2 trips

 

Level 2 Certification

Classes/Workshops (3)

For Credit Classes
  • Beginning Rock Climbing
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Beginning Backpacking
OEC Workshops
  • Intro Kayaking
  • LNT Awareness
  • Winter Mountaineering
  • Orienteering (map/compass)
  • Other

Medical Training (1)

  • Wilderness First Aid (WFA) or Higher

Experience (4)

  • Co-lead 4 trips

 

Level 3 Certification

Classes/Workshops (3 additional)

For Credit Classes
  • Beginning Rock Climbing
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Beginning Backpacking
OEC Workshops
  • Intro Kayaking
  • LNT Awareness
  • Winter Mountaineering
  • Orienteering (map/compass)
  • Rock Climbing Anchors
  • Other

Medical Training (1)

  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or Higher

Experience (6)

  • Co-lead 4 trips
  • Lead/teach 2 workshops

Professional Training (1)

  • Avalanche 1 Rescue or higher
  • PCIA/AMGA Climbing or higher
  • ACA Kayak 1 or higher
  • Other