Certification Program

The Mountaineer Institute for Self-Reliance currently offers three certifications in survival training.

Basic

Intermediate

Advanced

Basic Certification reflects that a student has graduated from all four basic core courses and has completed one approved elective course.
Intermediate Certification reflects that a student has graduated from the challenging core intermediate courses and has completed two approved elective courses.
Advanced Certification reflects that a student has graduated from the grueling core advanced course and has completed three approved elective courses.

Benefits

Difficulty

When a student completes the certification process he/she will receive the level certification patch, a certificate and is entitled to return to The Mountaineer Institute for Self-Reliance for any core class up to their certification level at any time, for life.  Students also receive something even greater, a sense of accomplishment and the knowledge and skills required to not just survive but thrive in a woodland environment.
The Basic Certification is designed to be achievable by nearly anyone.  It is designed to give students the basic knowledge and skills to survive in a 72 hour survival situation.
The Intermediate Certification becomes more challenging.  Students are expected to learn to "know more and carry less".  Physical demands are increased and stressors are used to amp up training.
The Advanced Certification is very challenging both physically, mentally and more than likely emotionally.  Only the brave should attempt this certification.  It is achieveable but will require great effort on the part of the student.