Course policies


Registration Policy

Payment in full is required to reserve your spot in the course / exam. Tuition is non-transferable and is payable by check, credit card, paypal or cash. Tuition covers instructor time & travel, site rental fees, exam / course equipment, and NASAR certification fees. SRTC is not obligated to allow any student to attend a course until SRTC paperwork has been received, reviewed and approved by SRTC. A full refund will be given if we need to cancel the course for any reason.


Cancellation & Refund Policy

 If a student cancels out of the course or withdrawals from a course / exam:

-  If greater than or equal to 30 days prior to the starting date of the course, SRTC will retain a $25.00 site cancelation fee.

-  Within 30 days of the course start date tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.

-  Participants that cancel or withdraw from a course are still responsible for cancelation fees even if payment has not been sent or processed. (Applies if you cancel within 30 days of a course.

A full refund will be given if we need to cancel the course for any reason.


Late Payment Policy


Participants that register and choose pay via company check or personal check must submit payment in a timely manner. Payment is due no later than 10 days after your registrations is submitted. If payment is not post marked prior to this date a late fee will be assessed. Late fees will either be invoiced separately or added to any outstanding balance.
- Initial late fee is $25.00
- An additional fee of $15.00 per week will also be assessed if payment is delayed past 14 days from registration.




SRTC / NASAR Student Agreements

(Including Assumption of Risks and Agreement of Release of Indemnity)

A Sergeant Rescue & NASAR course student agreement will be sent to you upon completion of registration. Please sign, return it and read it carefully as it affects your legal rights. Bring the signed documents to the first day of the course or return them by email. If you are a minor, a parent or guardian must sign the document as well. Without a signed document, you cannot participate in the course. SRTC course participants, including minors, will have unsupervised free time throughout the course / exam. Any activities during the free time are not part of the SRTC program or proctored exam, and are at the sole risk of the participant.


Dates:  TBA     1800 - 2330

SARTECH III


Cost: $100.00


The SARTECH III level of certification is the entry level "non-wilderness" responder for SAR personnel. This level is recommended for any person who responds to and functions on SAR missions in the urban or suburban environments. It is highly encouraged and preferred that candidates complete a NASAR Introduction to Search & Rescue course prior to testing.


The written exam includes questions from the following topics:

NIMS Incident Command System
Land Navigation & Orienteering
SAR Resources
Search Philosophy
Search Tactics
Clue Consciousness
Search Operations
Lost Person Behavior
Helicopter Operations
Communications



SARTECH II


Cost: $100.00


The SARTECH II level of certification is the intermediate level for SAR personnel. This level is recommended for any person who functions on SAR missions as field searchers.  It is highly encouraged and preferred that candidates complete a NASAR Fundamentals of Search and Rescue Course prior to testing.


The SARTECH II examination consists of written exam and a practical exam. The written exam includes one hundred and forty-five (145) questions covering the candidate's knowledge of search and rescue. A passing grade is 70% (102 correct answers) or above. Upon passing the written exam, the candidate is then required to successfully complete a six station practical exam. Should the candidate not successfully complete all of the practical exam stations, only the stations that are failed need be repeated if this is done within one year of the original testing date. 


The candidate's performance of SAR skills is evaluated at six practical exam stations involving:

Station #1: Land Navigation: Use of topographic maps and compass. Candidates complete a course over terrain commonly encountered in the operations area in a specified time frame, not to exceed 1000 meters.


Station #2: Tracking: Candidates identify and mark a footprint track left by the evaluator and follow the track to its end.


Station #3: 24-hour Pack: Candidates should carry the basic survival and safety supplies for their environment and the items to complete the stations. (If a candidate does not have the supplies to take the stations this station will be marked as a failure)


Station #4: Rope Skills: Candidates demonstrate the ability to tie four basic knots and a harness with supplied rope and webbing.


Station #5: Route Search: This station entails locating and labeling clues in a given area demonstrating the ability to detect 50% of the clues using a route search tactic.


Station #6: Area Search: This station entails locating and labeling clues in a given area demonstrating the ability to detect 50% of the clues using an area search tactic.


SARTECH I


Cost: $100.00


The SARTECH I/CREWLEADER level of certification is the advanced level for SAR personnel. The level is recommended only for persons who function on SAR missions as field searchers and who may function as Crew Leader. It is highly encouraged and preferred that any candidate complete an Advanced Search and Rescue Course prior to testing.


This examination consists of both a written exam and a practical exam. The written exam includes one hundred and twenty (120) questions covering the candidate's knowledge of search and rescue. A passing grade is 70% or above. The candidate is also required to successfully complete a four station practical exam. Should the candidate not successfully complete the practical exam, only the stations that are failed need be repeated within one year of the original testing date.


The written exam includes questions from the following topics:

NIMS Incident Command System
Small Unit Leadership
Fitness
Crew Safety
Crew leader SAR Ready Pack
Maps, Symbology, & Land Navigation
Search Techniques & Tactics
Briefing
Debriefing
Hazardous Terrain Skills
Stress Management

The candidate's performance of SAR skills is evaluated at four practical exam stations involving:

Station #1: Crewleader SAR Ready Pack: Candidates demonstrate the ability to possess and pack the required SAR equipment and supplies efficiently.


Station #2: Hazardous Terrain Skills: Using the contents within the SAR Ready Pack candidates establish a belay system between two points.


Station #3: Patient Transport: Using the contents of their SAR Ready Pack and tracking sticks candidates construct an improvised a stretcher.


Station #4: Land Navigation: With the use of topographic maps and compass, candidates complete a course over terrain commonly encountered in the operations area in a specified time frame, not to exceed (2000) meters during night time.

Dates: 28 Oct 2018     0800 - 1500

Sergeant Rescue Training & Consulting

"TRAINING FOR CHAOS"

Dates:  28 Oct 2018  Written Only

             0800 Testing Start Time