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About

The Senior Program is designed to provide a forum in which patrollers can enhance personal skiing/snowboarding and toboggan-handling proficiency, improve their ability to manage OEC-related problems, and expand their overall patrolling knowledge and skills. In addition, the program prepares patrollers for leadership roles within the NSP. Any NSP member in good standing may enroll in the Senior Patroller program at any time after advancing beyond candidate status and has (a) at least one season of experience and (b) their Patrol Representative recommends them for the Senior Program.
The Senior Program consists of two pathways, the “Senior Alpine Patroller” and the Senior Patroller”. Each pathway consists of core elements and elective requirements that must be completed successfully.
The “Senior Alpine Patroller” is a program that encompasses Alpine (ski and snowboard), Nordic, and OEC disciplines and has appropriate variations in required elements for each.

The criteria for obtaining “Senior Alpine Patroller” are:
a) Must pass the Senior Alpine (ski/snowboard) test
b) Must pass the Senior Toboggan handling test
c) Must pass the Senior Module of OEC
d) Must complete 3 electives

The “Senior Patroller” is a program that focuses on the OEC disciplines. The criteria for obtaining “Senior Alpine Patroller” are:
a) Must pass the Senior Module of OEC
b) Must pass the Senior Aid Room Module
c) Must complete 4 electives

Training is an essential part of the program. Senior program candidates are expected to spend a significant amount of time reviewing senior criteria and using the required knowledge and skills to practice scenarios on a challenging, senior-level terrain under various conditions in the patrolling environment well as in Emergency Management (OEC).

Senior program candidates are responsible for maintaining their own records of clinics and courses attended and completed. The Ohio Region Senior Program Advisor maintains each Senior program candidate’s core requirements along with their senior program and clinic applications. The Senior Program Advisor makes this information available to advisors, clinic instructors, patrol directors, and candidates.

Once you have completed your Senior components and achieved your Senior status, fill out the Core and Activities and Elections form. This form must be submitted to your Patrol Representative for their signature and mailed to the National Office: NSP National Office, 133 South Van Gorden Street, Suite 100, Lakewood CO 80228. A copy of the completed form must be sent to the Ohio Region Senior Program Administrator.
For more information, contact Kevin Rankey, Senior Program Administrator at kerankey@outlook.com.


Senior Dates and Deadlines

Below are the dates of each Senior exam, along with the requirements to test.

Skiing Module: February 26, 2022 – Perfect North Slopes

Requirements:
• 2 Sign-offs from a Senior Rated Ski or Snowboard Evaluator.  It is recommended that these sign-offs are obtained from a Senior Rated Hill. Currently, only PNS and BMBW have Senior Rated hills in the Ohio Region.
• Event Application must be submitted 2 weeks prior to the test – Deadline February 11, 2022
• Sign-offs must be submitted 1 week prior to the test – Deadline February 18, 2022.
• Send all forms to Kevin Rankey:   kerankey@outlook.com. 

Toboggan Module: February 26, 2022 –Perfect North Slopes

Requirements:
• 1 Sign-offs from a Senior Rated Toboggan Evaluator. It is recommended that these sign-offs are      obtained from a Senior Rated Hill. Currently, only PNS and BMBW have Senior Rated hills in the Ohio Region.
• Event Application must be submitted 2 weeks prior to the test – Deadline February 11, 2022.
• Sign-offs must be submitted 1 week prior to the test – Deadline February 18, 2022. 
• Send all forms to Kevin Rankey:   kerankey@outlook.com. 

OEC Module: February  6, 2022 – SnowTrails

Requirements: 
• A completed sign-off form showing completion of:
Basic OEC Skill review
4 Senior Rated Scenarios (Level 5/6)
• 1 new original written scenario
• It is highly recommended that the Scenarios in Ski Patrollers Manual be reviewed and answered.

Event Application, Sign-off Forms, and written scenario must be submitted 2 weeks prior to the test. – Deadline is January 21, 2022.  Sign-off forms must be submitted to the Ohio Region Senior OEC Program Advisor, Whit Eakin , email: weakin123@gmail.com.

Aid Room Module -ARM: February  5, 2022 – SnowTrails

Requirements:
•The Aid Room Module is a component of the Senior OEC Module.
•All requirements for taking the OEC module test must be met.
•Event Application must be submitted 2 weeks prior to the test. – Deadline is January 21, 2022.


Applications and Forms

Ohio Region Senior Applications

 Submit a New Senior Candidate App Online

Registration to TEST for Senior:

Once your “Application to JOIN the Senior Program” has been approved by your PR, you may register for a scheduled Senior Program Test.  Please visit the Ohio Region Events Sign-up page.  There you will find all of the Senior Program events, from ski or toboggan prep clinics to the actual testing sessions.

Alpine Sign Offs for Ski/Board and TobogganMust receive two sign-offs from a Senior Rated Ski/Board Evaluator/Trainer and one sign-off from a Senior rated Toboggan Evaluator/Trainer.  It is recommended that these sign-offs are obtained from a Senior Rated Hill.

Senior OEC Sign Off Forms   Sign-off forms must be submitted to the Ohio Region Senior OEC Program Advisor

Senior Application:

Once you have completed your Senior components and achieved your Senior status, fill out the NSP Senior Application. This form must be submitted to your Patrol Representative for their signature and mailed to the National Office: NSP National Office, 133 South Van Gorden Street, Suite 100, Lakewood CO 80228. A copy of the completed form must be sent to the Ohio Region Senior Program Administrator.

For more information, contact Kevin Rankey, Senior Program Administrator, kerankey@outlook.com.


Resources

Senior Trainer/Evaluators List

Approved Senior Electives:  A list of NSP approved Education and Leadership electives may be found in the “Senior Program Outline” document located on the Senior Page of NSP Website. In addition, the Ohio Region has approved the “Senior Aid Room Management Module” as an elective that may be used to obtain “Senior Alpine Patroller”.

Ski/Board/Toboggan Resources

Central Division Senior Manual

NSP “Ski Patroller’s Manual”
This manual is a free manual that can be downloaded from the NPS Online Store.