Care (OEC) Courses
Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) is a nationally recognized program developed for National Ski Patrollers and others in the recreation community who deal with emergency situations.
Originally developed in the late 1980s for the National Ski Patrol, OEC is a training program designed for the nonurban rescuer in all seasons. OEC is specifically designed to address the needs of outdoor-based emergency care providers, including wilderness medical technicians, river rafting and mountaineering guides, hikers, backpackers, members of search and rescue groups, mountain bike patrollers, and parks and recreation employees.
OEC is considered the standard of training for emergency care in the outdoor environment and is recognized by resorts and recreational facilities in all 50 states. Courses involve a blend of self-study and instructor-led training and culminate with both a written and practical exam. Classroom-based OEC courses typically span several months and are approximately 120 hours. Hybrid courses with blended learning modules can range from 80-100 hours of classroom time.
Costs vary based on location and agency affiliation/registration requirements. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about availability and price for your organization.