Fri, Jul 21, 2017

Training Programs

Bear Awareness & Avoidance Training

Grizzly and black bears are unpredictable at the best of times. Whether you are seeking recreation in bear country (hiking, camping, fishing, hunting) or you’re involved in an industry that requires you to work in bear country (seismic, logging, forestry), you need to be aware of what to do in the event of a bear sighting or encounter.

Knowing the appropriate response to a bear sighting/encounter could save your life and the lives of those you are with. The Bear Awareness and Avoidance program was created to provide the most recent available information on bear avoidance for members of the public and industry alike.

While the best defense against a bear encounter is to avoid it altogether, this is not always possible.This program provides guidance for pre-planning before you enter bear country and on-site situations. Learn how best to handle a bear encounter using the knowledge and experiences of experts from the field.

Student Course

Bear Awareness Student Course

Course lengthASC Member FeeNon-member Fee
1 Day
6 hours
$90.00 $115.00

Locations and Dates 

EdmontonCalgary 
TBA 2016

 

 Key Elements

  • knowing how to recognize potentially dangerous situations and the understanding of the best methods to diffuse them
  • distinguishing between types of bears and their mobility as well as their diet, distribution and annual cycle
  • an in-depth look at available deterrents (bear pistols, sprays and noisemakers) and applicable legislations
  • discussion times so that class participants can learn from the knowledge and experience of others

The student program is 4-6 hours in length. Students receive a participant workbook and a Bear Awareness and Avoidance Graduation Card upon successful completion of the program.

 Course dates are subject to change. Courses will be cancelled if registration is below the minimum number of registrants.

On-site training at your facility is available: call the office for more information - 1.800.301.6407 or 780.462.7300

 

Instructor Training

Instructor Training Course

Course lengthASC Member FeeNon-member Fee
3 days $850.00 $1000.00

Locations and Dates

EdmontonCalgary 
TBA 2016

 

 

Key Elements

The Instructor Course provides presenters with the tools necessary to effectively impart critical information to participants in an effort to help them minimize and/or eliminate the potential risk involved in traveling in bear country.

In addition to in-depth discussions on bear behaviour and activities, the program focuses on:

  • techniques of delivery
  • presentation skills
  • facilitation practices.

Instructor candidates will participate in a shortened student program and then move into instructional content, during which time they will plan and practice-teach from the Bear Awareness and Avoidance curriculum.

The Alberta Safety Council will certify successful candidates. They will receive an Instructor Certificate and be recognized provincially as an Instructor in the program.

 Course dates are subject to change. Courses will be cancelled if registration is below the minimum number of registrants.

On-site training at your facility is available: call the office for more information - 1.800.301.6407 or 780.462.7300

 

Instructor Recertification

Instructor Recertification 

Bear Awareness & Avoidance Instructors must recertify every three years and teach a minimum of two courses per year to maintain their certification.

To recertify please contact our office.

How to Register

 

REGISTER BY PHONE:

Edmonton: (780) 462-7300 or Toll Free: 1 (800) 301-6407

REGISTER IN PERSON:

Visit our main office during regular office hours to register. 

Pre-registration is required for all ASC courses.*

 

*(except childrens Scooter drop-in)
 

Cancellation Policy

 

Cancellation / Re-schedule Policy

more than 30 days before
course start date:

30 days to 15 days before course
start date:
Less than 14 days til
course start date:
day of course:

- you may re-schedule course
one time with no fee

- any subsequent re-schedule is subject to
10% admin fee

-cancellation is subject
to 25% admin fee

 - re-schedule is subject to a 25% admin fee

- cancellation is subject to a 25% admin fee

 - not eligible for refund

- not eligible for re-schedule

 - a no-show is not eligible for
   a refund

 

 

**The ASC reserves the right to cancel any course should there be insufficient registrations. A full refund of fees shall be made should circumstances beyond the ASC's control require a course cancellation.

**A stop-payment does not constitute notice of withdrawal from a course nor does it constitute a cancellation/refund request.