Classroom Courses

Bear Aware & Defense

Length of Course: 4-5 hours

Certification: Alpha Training Solutions

Valid: 3 years


  • Be at least 12 years of age
  • Government Issued Photo I.D.
  • Wear modest clothing (no tank tops) for working in close contact with other students
  • Be fit to perform practical course related activities 

This innovative training program provides a comprehensive understanding of human safety when in close proximity to Grizzly and Black Bears. This course explains the concepts, procedures and tools that are necessary for prevention and how to appropriately respond to a bear encounter. It is important to know the difference between the myths and facts relating to these specific bear types and their behaviours.

Course Outline:

  • Bear Ecology & Biology
    • Fact or Myth
    • Black Bears
    • Grizzly Bears
    • Distinguishing Characteristics
    • Seasonal Diets
    • Identifying Bear Signs
  • Safety in Bear Country
    • Bear Avoidance
  • Responding to Bear Aggression
    • Bear Behaviour (Non-Defensive, Defensive & Predatory)
    • Bear Deterrents
  • Outdoor Recreation in Bear Country

As part of the course, you will:

  • Complete review questions
  • Take part in a written exam

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