Level 3 Reference Form - Non-CAA Member

The CAA Avalanche Operations Level 3 Program is intended for avalanche workers employed in forecasting, risk management, and/or planning positions.

In order to apply into the program, candidates must meet the following prerequisites:


  • CAA Avalanche Operations Level 2 certificate (or equivalent training/experience)
  • CAA Introduction to Weather (or equivalent training/experience)
  • Minimum of 3 seasons of employment/experience in avalanche work after completion of the CAA Operations Level 2 course. For non-Level 2 graduates (PLA applicants): 5 seasons of employment/experience required at a minimum prior to Level 3 application. Season = minimum 50 days.
  • Minimum of 2 seasons as an avalanche technician working under the supervision of an avalanche forecaster.
  • CAA Introduction to Avalanche Mapping certificate or equivalent
  • CAA Advanced Weather certificate or equivalent
You have been asked to complete a Reference Form as part of an individual's application process. The following guidance has been developed to help you complete the form, so that it is a valuable addition to the applicant's package. The applicant will not see this form as references will be kept confidential. The CAA requests your frank and honest input. Please answer all questions to the best of your direct knowledge only. Applications are time sensitive so please submit this form as soon as it is complete.  Any questions can be directed to the CAA Industry Training Program Manager (itpmanager@avalancheassociation.ca).

To submit a reference, fill in the form below (hover over the underlined headings for more information):


If you are an EMPLOYER or SURPERVISOR please fill out the following:
If you are a QUALIFIED AVALANCHE PROFESSIONAL(accredited guide, completed high level avalanche course in your own country ect...), please fill out the following information:
Every reference please fill out the following:

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