Welcome to STSC's Northern California Instructor Training and Certification Program.

As aspiring instructors, you will not only have the opportunity to learn and hone your survival skills, you will learn what it takes to plan, organize, prepare, and teach your own classes. You will also be expected to begin compiling the necessary gear and equipment for your instructor kits. You will receive specific gear recommendations from us that will help you grow these kits.  Your training program will give you multiple opportunities to take the classes, prepare the classes, and teach the classes. 

The very best of you may be invited to work with us as part of our ever-growing survival training school.

*Note: There is no guarantee that merely taking the program will ensure you an instructor certification.  You will need to demonstrate mastery of all of the skills in order to successfully complete the program.

(Click here to see our Skill and Field Courses)

(Click here to see a list of our specific gear recommendations)


Instructor Level 1 Certification Program

WHAT TO BRING:

  1. All of the gear required for each course you will be attending (see specific course requirements)
  2. Begin gathering supplies to make your own instructor kits (list will be supplied to you upon your enrollment)

Location: TBD

Register             Cost: $750 (Discount for groups of 3+)

Time: TBD

Dates: TBD

This program will prepare you to teach our 1-Day Critical Skills Course.  It is also for somebody who would like the ability to lead a solid one day survival and outdoor safety course.  It is a great option for small business owners (gym owners, martial arts instructors, etc), scout/camp leaders and trainers, outdoor guides, hunting/fishing guides, and more.  Open enrollment means that you may begin anytime.  The program must be completed within one year of enrollment.

***Note: Minimum age requirement for this course is 17 years to begin.  You will receive your certification when you are 18.

IN THIS PROGRAM YOU WILL:

  • Attend one 2-Day Critical Skills Course
  • Attend two 1-Day Critical Skills Courses
  • Attend and pass one Adult/Infant/Child First Aid/CPR AED Course
  • Attend and pass one Wilderness First Aid Certification Course
  • Assist in two 1-Day Critical Skills Courses
  • Plan, Organize, Prepare, Teach one 1-Day Critical Skills Course
  • Earn an instructor hat and shirt
  • Earn your Instructor Level 1 Certification

Instructor Level 2 Certification Program

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WHAT TO BRING:

  1. All of the gear required for each course you will be attending (see specific course requirements)
  2. Begin gathering supplies to make your own instructor kits (list will be supplied to you upon your enrollment)

Location: TBD

Register             Cost: $1100 (Discount for groups of 3+)

Time: TBD

Dates: TBD

This program will prepare you to teach both our 1-Day and 2-Day Critical Skills Courses.  It is also for somebody who would like the ability to lead a solid weekend survival and outdoor safety course.  It builds on and adds to the skills and abilities learned in the Instructor Level 1 Certification Program.  It is a great option for small business owners (gym owners, martial arts instructors, etc), scout/camp leaders and trainers, outdoor guides, hunting/fishing guides, and more.  Open enrollment means that you may begin anytime.  The program must be completed within one year of enrollment.

***Note: Minimum age requirement for this course is 17 years to begin.  You will receive your certification when you are 18.

IN THIS PROGRAM YOU WILL:

  • Attend one 3-Day Critical Skills Course
  • Attend and pass one Adult/Infant/Child First Aid/CPR AED Course
  • Attend and pass one Wilderness First Aid Certification Course
  • Attend two 2-Day Critical Skills Courses
  • Attend as many 1-Day Critical Skills Courses as you want this year
  • Assist in two 2-Day Critical Skills Courses
  • Plan, Organize, Prepare, Teach one 2-Day Critical Skills Course
  • Earn an instructor hat and shirt
  • Earn your Instructor Level 2 Certification

Instructor Level 3S Certification Program

WHAT TO BRING:

  1. All of the gear required for each course you will be attending (see specific course requirements)
  2. Begin gathering supplies to make your own instructor kits (list will be supplied to you upon your enrollment)

Location: TBD

Register             Cost: $1500 (Discount for groups of 3+)

Time: TBD

Dates: TBD

This program will prepare you to teach our 1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day Critical Skills Courses, as well as first aid and wilderness first aid courses.  It will also help you develop the skills necessary to start becoming a professional survival skills instructor. This course is for anyone who wants to really up their game and begin leading others in more complete real-life wilderness survival skills.  You will not only receive our certification, but will receive a nationally recognized Adult/Infant/Child First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Certification and a Wilderness First Aid Instructor Certification as well.

***Note: Minimum age requirement for this course is 20 years to begin.  You will receive your certification when you are 21.

IN THIS PROGRAM YOU WILL:

  • Attend two 3-Day Critical Skills Courses
  • Attend two 2-Day Critical Skills Courses
  • Attend as many 1-Day Critical Skills Courses as you want this year
  • Attend two Adult/Infant/Child First Aid/CPR/AED Courses
  • Assist in two 3-Day Critical Skills Courses
  • Assist in two Adult/Infant/Child First Aid/CPR AED Courses
  • Plan, Organize, Prepare, Teach one Adult/Infant/Child First Aid/CPR/AED Course
  • Plan, Organize, Prepare, Teach one 3-Day Critical Skills Course
  • Earn an instructor hat and shirt
  • Earn your Instructor Level 3S Certification
  • Earn your Adult/Infant/Child First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Certification
  • Earn your Wilderness First Aid Instructor Certification

Instructor Level 3SF Certification Program

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WHAT TO BRING:

  1. All of the gear required for each course you will be attending (see specific course requirements)
  2. Begin gathering supplies to make your own instructor kits (list will be supplied to you upon your enrollment)

Location: TBD

Register             Cost: $1700 (Discount for groups of 3+)

Time: TBD

Dates: TBD

This program will prepare you to teach our 1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day Critical Skills courses, our 3-Day Weekend Field Course, our 4-Day Family Survival Course, and our first aid and wilderness first aid courses.  It will also help you develop the skills necessary to to start becoming a professional survival skills instructor. This course is for anyone who wants to really up their game and begin leading others in more complete real-life wilderness survival skills.  You will not only receive our certification, but will receive a nationally recognized Adult/Infant/Child First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Certification and a Wilderness First Aid Instructor Certification as well.

***Note: Minimum age requirement for this course is 20 years to begin.  You will receive your certification when you are 21.

IN THIS PROGRAM YOU WILL:

  • Attend two 3-Day Weekend Field Courses
  • Attend one 4-Day Family Survival Course
  • Attend two 3-Day Critical Skills Courses
  • Attend as many 2-Day Critical Skills Courses as you want this year
  • Attend as many 1-Day Critical Skills Courses as you want this year
  • Attend two Adult/Infant/Child First Aid/CPR/AED Courses
  • Assist in two 3-Day Critical Skills Courses
  • Assist in two 3-Day Weekend Field Course
  • Assist in two Adult/Infant/Child First Aid/CPR AED Courses
  • Plan, Organize, Prepare, Teach one Adult/Infant/Child First Aid/CPR/AED Course
  • Plan, Organize, Prepare, Teach one 3-Day Critical Skills Course
  • Plan, Organize, Prepare, Teach one 3-Day Weekend Field Course
  • Earn an instructor hat and shirt
  • Earn your Instructor Level 3SF Certification
  • Earn your Adult/Infant/Child First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Certification
  • Earn your Wilderness First Aid Instructor Certification

Adult/Infant/Child First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Certification Program

WHAT TO BRING:

  1. All of the gear required for each course you will be attending (see specific course requirements)
  2. Begin gathering supplies to make your own instructor kits (list will be supplied to you upon your enrollment)

Location: TBD

Register             Cost: $300 (Discount for groups of 3+)

Time: TBD

Dates: TBD

This program will prepare you to teach Adult/Infant/Child First Aid/CPR/ AED skills to people of all ages.  It is the perfect course for Boy/Girl Scout leaders, corporate safety trainers, athletic coaches, gym owners, and many others.  This course will cover the skills needed for a certified responder, and the skills needed to organize and run the course.

***Note: Minimum age requirement for this course is 17 years to begin.  You will receive your certification when you are 18.

IN THIS PROGRAM YOU WILL:

  • Attend two Adult/Infant/Child First Aid/CPR/AED Courses
  • Assist in two Adult/Infant/Child First Aid/CPR AED Courses
  • Plan, Organize, Prepare, Teach one Adult/Infant/Child First Aid/CPR/AED Course
  • Earn your Adult/Infant/Child First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Certification

Wilderness First Aid and Adult/Infant/Child First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Certification Program

WHAT TO BRING:

  1. All of the gear required for each course you will be attending (see specific course requirements)
  2. Begin gathering supplies to make your own instructor kits (list will be supplied to you upon your enrollment)

Location: TBD

Register             Cost: $600 (Discount for groups of 3+)

Time: TBD

Dates: TBD

This combination program will prepare you to teach Wilderness First Aid and Adult/Infant/Child First Aid/CPR/AED skills to people of all ages.  It is the perfect course for Boy/Girl Scout leaders, camp leaders, wilderness guides, and many others.  This course will cover the skills needed for a certified responder and the skills needed to organize and run the course.

***Note: Minimum age requirement for this course is 17 years to begin.  You will receive your certification when you are 18.

IN THIS PROGRAM YOU WILL:

  • Attend two Adult/Infant/Child First Aid/CPR/AED Courses
  • Attend two Wilderness First Aid Courses
  • Assist in one Wilderness First Aid Course
  • Assist in one Adult/Infant/Child First Aid/CPR/AED Courses
  • Plan, Organize, Prepare, Teach one Wilderness First Aid Course
  • Plan, Organize, Prepare, Teach one Adult/Infant/Child First Aid/CPR/AED Course
  • Earn your Adult/Infant/Child First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Certification

Ancient Apothecary Instructor Certification Program

WHAT TO BRING:

  1. All of the gear required for each course you will be attending (see specific course requirements)
  2. Begin gathering supplies to make your own instructor kits (list will be supplied to you upon your enrollment)

Location: TBD

Register             Cost: $600 (Discount for groups of 3+)

Time: TBD

Dates: TBD

Learn to teach the ancient art of turning plants and herbs into healing medicines.  You will gain practical experience making balms, lotions, poultices, liniments, and teas.  You will also learn the properties and preparation practices for these powerful herbs.  In addition, you are going to learn to set up and prepare for teaching this class and how and where to get the plants and supplies for teaching.  You will also receive your First Aid and Wilderness First Aid Certifications with this course.

***Note: Minimum age requirement for this course is 17 years to begin.  You will receive your certification when you are 18.

IN THIS PROGRAM YOU WILL:

  • Attend two Ancient Apothecary Courses
  • Assist in two Ancient Apothecary Courses
  • Attend and pass one Adult/Infant/Child First Aid/CPR AED Course
  • Attend and pass one Wilderness First Aid Certification Course
  • Plan, Organize, Prepare, Teach one Ancient Apothecary Course

Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Program

(1 Day)

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WHAT TO BRING:

  1. Water bottle
  2. Lunch and snacks
  3. Sun protection/bug spray
  4. If you have your own equipment, bring it

Location: Nelson's Grove Woodland, CA

Register             Cost: $100 (Discount for groups of 3+)

Time: 9 AM - 3 PM

Dates: 4/23

Class Size: 3 - (minimum class size must be met)

The Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Program provides graduates the necessary tools to maintain a high level of safety both on and off the archery range and ensures that minimum standards for archery instruction are consistently taught to provide for the safety and enjoyment of the participants, instructors, and spectators.  Level 1 instructors are well prepared to teach beginner archery programs to people of all ages and abilities in a variety of both indoor and outdoor settings in the disciplines of target, field, and 3-D archery.

***Note: Minimum age requirement for this course is 15 years.

IN THIS PROGRAM YOU WILL:

  • Learn set up and take down of equipment
  • Learn proper care and maintenance of equipment
  • Learn basic shooting forms and techniques
  • Learn proper terminology
  • Learn professional and amateur aspects of archery
  • Learn range safety and setup
  • Learn practice drills
  • Learn the steps of shooting
  • Learn programs and lesson plans
  • Practice teaching beginning archery to people of all ages and abilities in both indoor and outdoor settings

*Note: In order to teach with us, you must also pass the Wilderness First Aid Certification Course and the Adult/Infant/Child First Aid/CPR/AED Course.