APP Testing Categories and Criteria
The APP holds Clinics several times per year. There is a series of four to eight Mid-Winter Clinics held at various resorts in the Western United States, starting in January through April of each year. The participation at each of these one to three day Clinics, vary, with attendance ranging from 12 to 50 patrollers. Each spring there is a large Spring Clinic attended by 100 to 250 patrollers which lasts for four days.
The nine Testing Categories are as follows, and more information is contained on their individual pages:
2. Avalanche Science and Evaluation,
3. Explosives (used in Avalanche Control),
If you are new to APP testing you must have your Patrol Director Sign Off on your participation. Download this PDF, fill it out and seek your patrol director sign-off and bring with you to your next APP clinic.